Monthly Archives: October 2016

What it takes to sustain viable rural communities

 This week the Western Development Commission (WDC) was invited by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to discuss what it takes to sustain a viable rural community. The committee is holding a series of … Continue reading

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Planning for Regional Development- download presentations from the Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association Irish Branch

The Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association Irish Branch (in conjunction with NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission) was held on 9 September 2016 at NUI Galway.  The conference was titled “Planning for Regional Development: The National Planning Framework … Continue reading

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Enterprise in Western Counties

Last week the WDC published two new WDC Insights publications.  They were both based on our analysis of the CSO’s Business Demography 2014 data which measures active enterprises in the business economy.[1]  The publications were: WDC Insights: Enterprise Profile of … Continue reading

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