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Day 4 #GE16 : We're standing up for Rural Ireland

Posted on February 06, 2016 at 12:42 PM

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Today we launched our plan for Rural Ireland in Athy with Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Rural Affairs Ann Phelan, Senator John Whelan and Cllr Mark Wall. 

[Download our Standing up for Rural Ireland plan here]

We're committed to achieving a whole of Ireland recovery. Our vision is to build thriving hubs of economic activity across every region. Labour’s goal is to provide a job for everyone who wants one by 2018. We believe that every person should have the chance to work, which means investing in and supporting balanced regional development. By building up all of our regions, we can reverse the cycle of emigration and provide sustainable opportunities in rural communities.

 

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Speaking at the launch Tánaiste Joan Burton said that "We are determined to continue rejuvenating towns and villages the lifeblood of rural Ireland." Our plan will give us a real opportunity to do just this by investing €200 million in regional growth hubs.

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Social Economy, Ann Phelan stressed the importance of using the social economy to open up main streets in rural towns and villages to tackle empty units. 

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