Michael Ring

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Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring is  allocating a total of € 500,000 for 339 men’s and 33 women’s sheds to help  purchase equipment and carry out works. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has announced State funding for women’s sheds for the first time. Men’s sheds have taken hold over the last decade, and they see loca(...)

Funding of almost €750,000 will be available for facilities and items such as sensory play equipment and toys, assistive technologies and autism-friendly signage. Photograph: iStock

Public libraries are to be equipped with sensory rooms to help make them a more welcoming place for children with special needs. The Department of Ru(...)

Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

Michael Ring: claimed to  his colleagues that Shane Ross is disliked in rural Ireland

A Fine Gael Minister told his colleagues that Shane Ross is disliked in rural Ireland, and an Independent Minister accused Fine Gael of trying to stab(...)

In Co Waterford, €3.7m was approved for the Mount Congreve Estate.

Government approval of €16.3 million in funding for four projects designed to develop rural tourism has been welcomed by Fáilte Ireland. The funds w(...)

Experience tourism: Cyclists and walkers enjoying the Waterford Greenway outside Dungarvan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of Fáilte Ireland has warned that the attractiveness of Ireland as a holiday destination could be damaged unless a regional imbalance in the (...)

Listowel: Received upgrade of town entrace including extension of cycling ways, visual and safety enhancements worth €200,000. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Some €15 million in funding has been awarded to towns and villages across the country in a bid to renew and rejuvenate rural areas. On Thursday, Mini(...)

App developer Daragh Molloy, who established Tadco, a company based at the gteic hub overlooking Galway Bay in Furbo. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Daragh Molloy might work in Ireland’s most spectacular office. Looking out from his desk in Furbo, Connemara, you can see Galway Bay stretched out, wi(...)

If he does a deal after the election with Labour, Green Party leader Eamon  Ryan will hold the key to the next government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This week’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll allows a timely assessment of where the sometimes confused state of our politics is at and what that m(...)

 Children at a community event at Ballyhaunis GAA club in 2015. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Ballyhaunis is a positive example of a rural town that has “embraced diversity,” Minister of State for immigration and integration David Stanton has s(...)

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