Local Enterprise Office Welcomes Action Plan for Rural Development

Action Plan for Rural Development “Realising Our Rural Potential”

The Plan contains 276 actions across five key pillars, all of which aim to improve both the economic and social fabric of rural Ireland.  A number of the actions are for implementation by the local authorities.  The objective of the Action Plan for Rural Development is to unlock the potential of rural Ireland through a framework of supports at national and local level which will ensure that people who live in rural areas have increased opportunities for employment locally, and access to public services and social networks that support a high quality of life.

The five pillars are:

  1. Supporting Sustainable Communities
  2. Supporting Enterprise and Employment
  3. Maximising our Rural Tourism and Recreation Potential
  4. Fostering Culture and Creativity in Rural Communities
  5. Improving Rural Infrastructure and Connectivity

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