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The Third Progress Report of The Just Transition Commissioner Published
9th July 2021
The Wider Midlands is the first region in Ireland experiencing a concentrated transition away from carbon intensive activities. Jobs in peat will make way for jobs in renewable energy, bog...  
Minister Troy launches MidlandsIreland.ie Regional Food & Drink Strategy 2021-2024
6th July 2021
Mr. Robert Troy, T.D. , Minister of State, DETE with responsibility for Trade Promotion & the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan today launched the MidlandsIreland.ie Regional Food & Drink...  
National Just Transition Fund Strand 1 Briefing Series now available to view
29th June 2021
The Midlands Regional Transition Team was established in response to the announcement of the acceleration of the Bord na Mona decarbonisation programme and is a collective voice for regional...  
Center Parcs is to invest €85m to expand its Co Longford Forest Resort, with the creation of 250 permanent jobs and a further 300 during construction.
15th June 2021
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the announcement was “fantastic news” for Longford and for the Midlands, describing Center Parcs as “a really valued employer in the area”.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister Eamon Ryan today launched the Economic Recovery Plan 2021 to achieve rapid job creation and economic growth after the pandemic.
1st June 2021
The plan also sets out a new phase of supports for the next stage of recovery, and aims to exceed the pre-crisis employment levels of 2.5 million people in work by 2024.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has designated AIT and LIT Ireland’s next technological university.
5th May 2021
Announcing the designation of the new TU, Minister Harris TD said, “This is another hugely important day for higher education in Ireland and in particular for the Midlands and Mid-West...  
Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €5 million Connected Hubs Fund
29th April 2021
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched a new five million euro fund to support the development of Ireland’s first national network of remote working hubs.
Join the CLIMATE CONVERSATION and have a say in your future.
26th April 2021
The 2021 Climate Action Plan will be our roadmap towards a climate neutral future – and your input is requested.
Over €14.7 million in RRDF funding announced for Midlands Projects
19th April 2021
The 3 successful projects in the Midlands are in Portarlington, Co Laois - €1.1m ; Kinnegad, Co Westmeath - €7.6m & Ballymahon, Co Longford - €5.9m
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