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IDA Ireland announces results for 2020, and Tánaiste launches IDA Ireland’s new four-year strategy with continued focus on Regional development
7th January 2021
Regional investment continued to grow in 2020 despite the serious economic and social disruption experienced as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, IDA Ireland’s annual results, published...  
Minister Harris announces four new retrofitting centres of excellence
4th January 2021
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has confirmed four retrofitting centres of excellence are to open within the next three months. The...  
Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects
18th December 2020
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded...  
New jobs as Laois chosen for Ireland's first plastic bottle recycling plant
7th December 2020
The Panda facility is due to be running by end of 2021 and will process up to one billion plastic bottles a year.
Longford County Council - International Rural Working Hubs Webinar
4th December 2020
On 24 November 2020 Longford County Council Regeneration Department, working with Leader Aisapari in Finland, were delighted to welcome over 90 people to an online webinar for a discussion on Rural...  
Second Progress Report of Just Transition Commissioner Published
25th November 2020
The Minister appointed Kieran Mulvey as Just Transition Commissioner in November 2019 to engage with stakeholders in the Midlands region and recommend the essential elements of a just...  
The Successful Projects under Strand 2 of the Just Transition Fund have been announced by Dept of Environment, Climate & Communications.
24th November 2020
Provisional offers of funding, totalling €27.8m, have been made to 47 projects in the Midlands under the Just Transition Fund. The projects represent innovative and inspiring plans from businesses,...  
Cabinet approves €108m funding for groundbreaking Bord na Móna bog rehabilitation plan.
24th November 2020
Minister Ryan also announced that 47 more projects in the Midlands, totalling €27.8m, are approved under the Just Transition Fund
Minister Harris welcomes the submission from the Athlone IT & Limerick IT Consortium of their Application for a Technological University in the Midlands.
23rd November 2020
Minister Harris tweeted today saying: 'Major milestone today for the Midlands & Mid West with submission from @AIT__LIT to establish a new Technological University. Part of our exciting...  
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