Tag Archives: Rural

Census 2016: Profiling Age and Dependency

The most recent release from Census 2016 Profile 2 – Population Distribution and Movements contains data on the age categories of the population by county.  Different age groups have different needs and opportunities so this information is important for planning … Continue reading

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Census 2016: Rurality, Population Density and the Urban Population of the Western Region

Detailed population figures from the Census of Population were published last week in Profile 2 – Population Distribution and Movements  which looked at population density, rural and urban populations and the population in towns. Rural and Urban Population In Ireland … Continue reading

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What are the Capital Infrastructure Priorities for the Western Region?

Last week the WDC made a Submission to the Public Consultation on the Mid-term Review of the Capital Plan 2016-2021. The consultation sought views as to what should be included in the current Plan (€42 billion), over and above what … Continue reading

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2017 – A very important year for Broadband and the National Broadband Plan

2017 – Contract Signing and Build Commencement 2017 is the year when contracts are to be awarded to one or two telecommunications companies, to rollout a high speed broadband network as part of the much awaited National Broadband Plan. For … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely?….Progress on the National Broadband Plan

Last week the Cabinet made some important decisions which will progress the procurement process of the much awaited National Broadband Plan. The Government decided who will own the network which will be part funded by the State and also decided … Continue reading

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E-Work and New ‘Work’

In a previous blog post, E-Working – what are the trends? I examined the data available on e-work, also termed tele-working. Much of the data, especially the trend data available from the Census, only measures those workers who work ‘mainly … Continue reading

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Why Broadband is so Important – Insights on the Digital Economy

Insights from the Digital Economy Conference, May 2016 The Digital Economy Now The WDC has consistently argued for improved broadband infrastructure and services for the Western Region and indeed all rural areas. The WDC believe that broadband is the single … Continue reading

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