Submission to Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Statement of Strategy 2017-2019

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by IRL

Transport in rural areas is very often seen as a lifeline to people and plays an imperative role in preventing isolation for people living in rural and sometimes very remote areas. However, people living in rural areas cannot access a widespread rural transport service or take advantage of free travel entitlements…full submission available here

Pre-Budget Submission 2017

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by IRL

Irish Rural Link urge the new Government to recognise the huge sacrifices made by people during the period of austerity and strongly recommend that Budget 2017 begins the process of stimulating the economy so that employment can begin to increase and lessen the hardship that many people and families continue to experience. Copy of Pre-Budget Submission 2017 available here

Submission to Department of Housing Planning Community and Local Government Statement on Strategy 2017-2019

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by IRL

The Department for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government’s Statement of Strategy for 2016-2019 is an opportunity to put in place mechanisms that will help to develop the whole of the country so that no area continues to be left behind. There have been policies and strategies developed by the Department over previous years that had strong recommendations and actions outlined but were never implemented. These recommendations and actions should be re-examined and brought into the forthcoming strategy…full submission available here