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IRL Launch Report on Poverty and Social Inclusion in Rural Ireland

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by Louise Lennon


Irish Rural Link launched report “Poverty and Social Inclusion: The Case for Rural Ireland” on the 18th October to mark UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The report highlights that poverty and social exclusion is not just an urban issue and is very much evident in rural areas. It can be exacerbated in a rural setting due to the lack of services, such as transport, broadband and low-paid employment.

The full report is available here

Findings of the report were presented in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 where TD’S and Senators were invited to attend.

In the picture above are Seamus Boland, IRL and Tara Farrell, Longford Women’s Link and Board of IRL with Deputy Trevor O Clochartaigh, TD Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, TD and Deputy Danny Healy-Rae, TD

Inaugural National Rural Network Annual Conference

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by Maria Pettit

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‘European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture: Linking people, ideas and practice’

Explaining European Innovation Partnerships – The Irish Approach under the Rural Development Programme

Friday 14th October, 9am – 1.30pm

The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

Attendance is free but booking is essential


Phew! The Global Financial Crash has passed!

Posted on: March 1st, 2016 by Noel Kinahan

brken-bankIreland’s broken banks are fixed, backed by future tax take. The bankers are safe and secure. The Oireachtas Banking Enquiry is finished. The economy is on the rise and unemployment is going down, which means we can pay off that massive debt. We have it well covered. But, just in case the party peters out, let’s be prudent and keep a few billion for a rainy day for when the hangover comes around again. After all, a storm can blow up pretty quickly.