The Irish Government is holding a public consultation on a new national policy for the country’s off-shore islands. An Tánaiste and the Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands launched the consultation at an event in Sherkin Island.
Among the principle aims of the policy will be to ensure an equality of opportunity and service. The full document can be read here.
With intentions to use the funds (and matched funding received from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Western Development Commission) on hiring staff for the 60+ local chapters and 10,000 members, the not-for-profit is now also expanding to Scotland, with a chapter currently being set up in Edinburgh.
With the expansion of superfast broadband to rural and remote areas, working opportunities which were previously unavailable to residents of these areas are now more accessible – particularly with the help of project such as Grow Remote.