Latest NRN News
Organised by the National Rural Network and the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), the LEADER Social Inclusion and Broadband workshop on December 4th 2018 brought together over 80 members of Local Action Groups and Implementing Partners. The...read more
The Hen Harrier Project is the largest EIP (European Innovation Partnership) in Ireland, it was established in 2017 and now has over 600 participants farming over 24,000 ha. An additional 600 farmers will be accepted into the project in 2019. All of these farms are...read more
The Pearl Mussel Project EIP have announced details of farmer information meetings to take place in each of the eight project river catchments during February. The information meetings will provide details on the results-based agri-environmental programme designed in...read more
Latest NRN Blog Posts
In this guest blog, Dr. Nuala Ní Fhlatharta, Head of the Teagasc Forestry Development Department, provides us with an insightful and comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the forestry sector in Ireland. Dr Ní Fhlatharta also highlights two...read more
In this guest blog, Paidi Kelly, Research Officer at Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, outlines the growing interest in collaborative farming arrangements in Ireland. He also outlines the key aspects to ensure...read more
In this guest blog, Ethan Cleary, Technology & Innovation Executive, Irish Farmers’ Association explains in detail the need for the development of a digital skills model for farmers that would enable them to learn the necessary skills to analyse, assess and...read more
The National Rural Network (NRN)
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.