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# money in the kitty
Minister promises proper oversight of €4bn Ireland 2040 funds so money goes to the best bids
The Taoiseach launched new funds today to tackle rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.
# new wheels
After 14 years, west Cork's beloved mobile library has been upgraded
“It’s one of the last things in their area that belongs to them,” librarian Zillah O’Donnell said.
# mickey mouse internet
Without high-speed broadband, will people return to live in rural Ireland?
The government’s €60-million rural plan aims to create jobs in rural areas, and to encourage people to move out of the Dublin commuter belt, and move back to rural towns.
# Ghost Town
The most economically depressed town in Ireland is...
The results are in…Teagasc has ranked every town in Ireland.
# funding for farmers
Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.
# Economy
Do we need a junior minister for rural development?
RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?