There is huge untapped potential in rural Ireland. Our objective with the Rural Ireland Action Plan is to create 135,000 jobs in rural Ireland, bringing high-speed broadband to every home and business and revitalising towns and villages through 4,000 projects. The appointment of a Cabinet Minister and Department with responsibility for Rural Development and the Action Plan for Rural Development identifies over 270 specific actions, and assigns responsibility for delivery of each action to a Government Department or other body within a clear timeframe. The 2014 Report of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas contained a series of recommendations to Government, many of which have already been implemented, and provided Government with the information necessary for the formulation of new policies to better support rural Ireland.
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- Regional Action Plans for Jobs – sets out a suite of actions developed by local authorities, regional bodies, higher education institutions, the private sector and communities aimed at boosting job creation in each region.