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£11million Rural Development Programme Now Open

Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen has launched a £11million rural investment scheme in Newry Mourne and Down. The Mourne Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership will deliver direct grant aid to projects in the area across a range of schemes, with the overall aim of stimulating the…

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O’Neill Encourages Rural Groups To Prepare For New Rural Development Programme

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has called on community and voluntary groups in rural areas to get involved in the decision making process for the new Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) through the forthcoming consultation process by Local Action Groups (LAG’s). LAG’s will be consulting as part of their preparations in…

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£70million LEADER Membership Deadline Draws Closer

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA has urged everyone with an interest in creating positive rural change to help make the difference and sign up for Local Action Group (LAG) membership now. The Minister was speaking as the registration deadline of December 19 for public membership of the £70million LEADER…

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Don’t LAG Behind – Support Rural Development In Down

Rural dwellers across Down and Northern Ireland are being given the opportunity to be part of a local action movement designed to bring about positive change in their local areas. Under the new Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, a budget of £70 million has been allocated to assist with…

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Hazzard Welcomes Rural Development Funding Allocation

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed news that £11.18 is to be spent on rural development in Down and Newry and Mourne. The announcement this week from Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill is part of the budget allocation under a new Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020. Speaking after the…

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Hazzard Says Rural Development Proramme Is Vital For Rural Areas

SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) has said that it is absolutely vital that people understand that the DARD rural development programme is crucial for the sustainability and vitality of rural areas. Speaking after a debate in the Assembly Mr. Hazzard said: “The rural development programme has a crucial role…

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O’Neill Welcomes Additional £19.9M Funding For Farming And Rural Communities

NI Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the announcement that farming and rural communities are to receive additional funding of £19.9m from the 2014/15 Capital Reallocation exercise. The additional allocation will allow for the continuation of a number of important Rural Development Programme (RDP) projects, DARD’s contribution…

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