Monthly Archives: October 2015

Survey shows 60% of creative entrepreneurs working on their own

Later today (29 October), the WDC will launch a new transnational project to support the development of the creative industries sector. The new three-year, €2m transnational creative momentum project aims to support creative entrepreneurs through innovation and skills development, opportunities … Continue reading

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County Incomes and Regional GDP 2012- WDC Report published

The WDC has just published Regional Income and Output-An Analysis of County Incomes and Regional, 2012 which examines income data for the Western Region counties and GVA figures for the regions, looking at the most recent data from the CSO … Continue reading

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High Speed Broadband Deployment: Capital investment, Rural Areas and the Minimum Standard

One of the most significant commitments for regional and rural areas in the Capital Investment Plan (Building on Recovery, Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021) was the allocation of €275 million for the National Broadband Plan. This is the Government Plan … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Rural Policy?

It seems that rural policies are like buses, nothing comes for a long time and then three arrive almost together. The REDZ Pilot Scheme allocations were announced by Minister of State Ann Phelan, a Town and Village Renewal Scheme was … Continue reading

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