Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister for Community Development

Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2018

I am delighted to launch the new Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018 which provides funding of almost €40 million for 45 programmes and measures which will support disadvantaged people and communities across the country. The objective of Dormant Accounts Funding is to assist the most vulnerable groups in our society.  I have been anxious to ensure that… Continue Reading

Plean Gníomhaíochta nua um Chuntais Dhíomhaoine 2018

Tá áthas orm an Plean Gníomhaíochta nua um Chuntais Dhíomhaoine 2018 a sheoladh, a chuireann maoiniú de bheagnach € 40 milliún ar fáil do 45 chlár agus bearta a thacaíonn le daoine faoi mhíbhuntáiste agus an pobail ar fud na tíre. Bhí rannpháirtíocht ag an Rialtas ar fad sa Phlean Gníomhaíochta 2018. Thosaigh mé an… Continue Reading

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Launched

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which will see a €1 billion investment in large-scale, collaborative projects that support rural communities is now open for applications. The new fund, led by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will support projects that aim to regenerate and revitalise rural communities on a sustainable basis. Proposals are… Continue Reading

Engage and Educate Fund 2018

Recently I announced the second round awardees of the Engage and Educate Fund – a partnership fund between Social Innovation Ireland, Mason Hayes Curran Law Firm and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Engage and Educate Fund supports access to educational projects and this year’s recipients are Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Deaf Education… Continue Reading

Annual Report shows that Charities Regulator’s work is increasing transparency and accountability

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, has said the Charities Regulatory Authority is helping to increase public trust and confidence in charitable organisations. Minister Kyne was speaking as the Charities Regulatory Authority’s Annual Report for 2017 which was presented to the Minister and the Houses of the Oireachtas in accordance with the Charities Act… Continue Reading

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