Penrose welcomes Labour plans for rural Ireland
The Labour Party yesterday launched ‘Standing up for Rural Ireland’, the party’s plan
for balanced regional development.
Among the key provisions of the plan are:
A new €200m investment in regional growth centres
An increased investment in transport and connectivity
Greater support for small scale agriculture food production and rural
A new social enterprise scheme to rejuvenate rural towns and villages
Making rural life safer and more sustainable
Willie Penrose TD said: “Labour has always had a strong commitment to rural
communities, and I know this will continue into the future.
“This government has stood up for rural communities, and we will continue to do so.
We need to continue to build a recovery in rural Ireland.
We are determined to continue our work – rejuvenating towns and villages, the
lifeblood of rural Ireland.”
We have seen the impact of the economic collapse was particularly devastating on
rural Ireland. But now that the recovery is well under way, we welcome that it is now
being felt in my constituency of Longford/Westmeath.”
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