- Portwest’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award a great example for rural entrepreneurs – Minister Ring
- €2.3 million new Seniors Alert Scheme will give peace of mind and security to older rural people in their homes – Minister Ring
- NTA (National Transport Authority) produce five short video clips illustrating and celebrating the role rural transport plays in the lives of so many people.
- Minister Michael Ring publishes the first Progress Report on the Action Plan for Rural Development
- Survey finds employment in companies supported by Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Údarás na Gaeltachta grew for a sixth consecutive year