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Government Unveils €60m Rural Revitalisation 'Action Plan'

The Government has confirmed it's programme to help rejuvenate rural Ireland. The 273-point Action Plan for rural development was launched on Monday in Co. Longford, reports Irishexaminer.ie 

It is also promising to ensure that high-speed broadband will be available to every home in Ireland, and it also focuses on plans to convert derelict commercial premises and shops into homes, without needing planning permission.

It also highlighted plans in the five following sectors:

· Supporting Sustainable Communities

· Supporting Enterprise and Employment

· Maximising our Rural Tourism and Recreation Potential

· Fostering Culture and Creativity in Rural Communities

· Improving Rural Infrastructure and Connectivity

Shane Ross, The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, said: The plan recognises that the provision of a high quality, interconnected system of transport in rural Ireland is key to these areas. Arising from the Programme for Government, the plan commits to conducting a full review of public transport policy, including the rural transport dimension, to ensure that it meets the needs of rural communities."

Reportedly the new programme promises to support 135,000 new jobs within four years.

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