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Pl. Speech - Ireland: Rural Development, Its Policies And The Future

My presentation will be about the need to diversify the economies of rural areas and to provide a wide range of social services including education, health, recreation etc. if we wish to maintain rural populations in Europe. I will also outline the work of my Department; the first dedicated rural development Department in Europe, not part of a Department of Agriculture, in putting forward comprehensive rural development programmes outside the farm gate.

Ireland

Author(s): Ó Cuív É. TD (1)

Organization(s): The Ministry for the Community Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Dublin (1)