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Two Irish Projects Shortlisted for the European Rural Inspiration Awards

An expert jury will select one winner per category.

In addition, a sixth winner will be selected based on the results of the popular vote. Voting is open until April 11th at 12.00 (CET time).

Cast your vote through the online voting system.

NRN Launches Habitat-loss Photo Competition

  The National Rural Network has launched a photo competition titled ‘Habitat loss threatens all our futures’. Habitats and natural ecosystems are crucial to the preservation and conservation of biodiversity. There are many large-scale projects such as restoring...

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The National Rural Network (NRN) is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.

The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.​ 

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Project Ireland 2040 is the Government’s overarching policy initiative to make Ireland a better country for all.

The purpose of Project Ireland 2040 is to provide a comprehensive social, economic and cultural infrastructure for people in Ireland to flourish.

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