Who We Represent!

Irish Rural Link (IRL), formed in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL, a non-profit organisation now directly represents over 600 community groups with a combined membership of 25,000.

A member of the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partnership, the network provides a structure through which rural groups and individuals, representing disadvantaged rural communities, can articulate their common needs and priorities, share their experiences and present their case to policy-makers at local, national and European Level.

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Our Commitment

In 1990, various rural projects in the second EC Combat Poverty Programme spearheaded the establishment of the Trans European Rural Network (TERN).

why choose us?

Irish Rural Link has the experience and qualities that focuses on the needs for the rural society as a whole throughout the island of Ireland.

Our Vision

Irish Rural Link’s vision is of vibrant, inclusive and sustainable rural communities that contribute to an equitable and just society.

Our mission

Our mission is to influence national and European development policies and programmes in favour of those who are marginalized.

Irish Rural Link News

Everyday News and Events from Irish Rural Link