Healthy Ireland Programme at Your Library

The programme will enhance current health information in public libraries by providing new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing, a wider selection of health information for all users, and through a service delivered by trained library staff.

Minister Breen meets with Local Authority Chief Executives and LEOs and announces increase in funding for microenterprise and new start-ups in 2017

Minister for Small Business and Employment, Pat Breen TD announced (24th Jan) an additional €4m in funding for the Local Enterprise Offices to stimulate new start-ups and jobs across the country and to help micro businesses to cope with challenges in the year ahead. This Additional funding will drive job creation around the country.

Local Economic and Community Plans

Local authorities are at the centre of driving ambitions for cities and counties throughout Ireland. 31 Local Economic and Community Plans commits to 5,037 actions in the areas of; economic development, social inclusion, community development, health and wellbeing, rural and urban regeneration, investment and infrastructure.

'My Open Library' Service

New innovative service will allow for increased opening hours in 22 public libraries.

€10m for Local Authorities to support the revitalisation of rural towns and villages

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced that €10 million will be made available to Local Authorities this year to support the regeneration of rural towns and villages across Ireland.
Speaking at the launch of the Rural Town and Village Renewal scheme for 2016 in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Minister Humphreys said: