Irish Rural Link Annual Conference 2018

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Louise Lennon

Irish Rural Link Annual Conference 2018

MICRO – Enhancing Competitiveness of Micro Enterprises in Rural Areas – Supports, Guidance and Tools available

The Cavan Crystal Hotel, 11th May 2018

Irish Rural Link Annual Conference 2018 will take place on Friday 11th May in The Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan. The focus of this years conference is Micro enterprises and the important contribution they make to rural areas through job creation. The conference will be opened by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys. A panel discussion with Chair of LEO and local entrepreneurs will take place as well as workshops. For more information and copy of agenda available here 

This is a FREE event but please register your interest to attend on Event Brite

Irish Rural Link to Host two Information Events on Deep Retrofitting

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Louise Lennon

IRL will host two public information evenings on the new Government’s grant scheme for deep energy efficiency home improvements, announced recently by Minister Denis Naughten and administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. More details are available here 

Friday 27th April 2018 at 7pm                 

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone                                          

Minister Denis Naughten TD to open the event

Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7pm              

Anglers Rest Hotel, Headford, Galway                   

Minister of State Sean Kyne TD to open the event

Should you require additional information in relation to the scheme or the events please contact Sinead Dooley at Irish Rural Link on or phone 090 6482744

See links to two clips on the benefits of retrofitting to your home

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