Whole-of Government approach to supporting rural communities and robust monitoring mechanisms will ensure the success of Action Plan

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, this afternoon (Thursday) chaired the first meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the Action Plan for Rural Development.  Realising our Rural Potential, the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, which was launched in January, contains more than 270 actions for delivery across Government, State agencies and other bodies to support the economic and social progress of rural Ireland.  Each action has been assigned to a lead body which will be responsible for implementation of the action within a definite timescale.

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