Rural Development

NI officials warn Westminster allocation could stall future rural development schemes

NI officials warn Westminster allocation could stall future rural development schemes

The loss of rural development programme funding from Northern Ireland’s agriculture budget could impact DAERA’s ability to launch new rural...

January 29, 2021

Overseas research grants to be launched from tomorrow

Overseas research grants to be launched from tomorrow

From tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, grants for overseas research will be launched for the purpose of “strengthening all aspects of...

May 15, 2019

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s £623m Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 has been approved by the European Commission. This Rural Development Plan approval...

August 27, 2015

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

All rural broadband dwellers should have access to good broadband, the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has said. The Minister...

June 3, 2015

Cuts to Rural Development Programme a blow to rural Ireland – MEP

Cuts to Rural Development Programme a blow to rural Ireland – MEP

Cuts to the Rural Development Programme will be a blow to rural Ireland, according to Independent MEP Marian Harkin. Speaking following...

May 29, 2015

Hogan agrees to ‘letter of comfort’ to push RDP through

Hogan agrees to ‘letter of comfort’ to push RDP through

The European Commission will provide a ‘letter of comfort’ to the Department of Agriculture so as to enable it to...

January 20, 2015

EU outlook for 2015 to be dominated by dairy, says ICOS

EU outlook for 2015 to be dominated by dairy, says ICOS

The first quarter of 2015 promises to be very busy from an EU agri-legislation front. As January looms, the new...

December 27, 2014

First Rural Development plans approved by EU

First Rural Development plans approved by EU

The European Commission has today approved the first three of 118 Rural Development Programmes. EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner...

December 12, 2014

Rural retail strategy launched at Ploughing

Rural retail strategy launched at Ploughing

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) launched a strategy for rural retailing at this week’s National Ploughing Championships. The document has been...

September 25, 2014

Google ‘street view’ brings Co. Clare scenery to millions

Google ‘street view’ brings Co. Clare scenery to millions

Google has just launched the first Irish collection from the ‘Trekker Loan Programme’ with scenes from some of the most...

August 16, 2014

ESRI predicts regional economy to lag behind

ESRI predicts regional economy to lag behind

Economic growth is expected to remain strong in 2014 and 2015, with a Gross National Product (GNP) of over 3.5%...

August 7, 2014

Farm Improvement Scheme will be crucial to Northern farmers – UFU

Farm Improvement Scheme will be crucial to Northern farmers – UFU

The new Farm Business Improvement Scheme will be crucial and attractive to many farmers in Northern Ireland according to UFU President...

July 25, 2014

€4 billion rural development fund outlined 

€4 billion rural development fund outlined 

The Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has outlined the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for 2014-2020, with...

July 3, 2014