Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development

The Action Plan for Rural Development was launched on Monday 23rd January 2017 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD. The Action Plan is the first ever whole-of-government strategy aimed at delivering real change for people living and working in rural Ireland.

The Plan contains 276 actions across five key pillars, all of which aim to improve both the economic and social fabric of rural Ireland.  The five pillars are:

Key actions under the Plan include: