Have Your Say on the EU Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas
The National Rural Network (NRN) is hosting a free online workshop on the future of Ireland’s rural areas on Monday, 25th of January from 2-4.30pm.
Celebrating the Impact of LEADER on Rural Communities - Winners Announced!
A celebration of how LEADER has impacted rural enterprise, organisations, communities and local environments across Ireland.
The Sign Post Webinar Series
In association with our industry partners, we are pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture through informative webinars.
These one-hour webinars will focus on key topics to provide and equip agri-professionals with a better understanding of current research to meet the needs of clients.
Join us Friday, January 22nd, from 09:30-10:30.
Guest Speaker: Elaine Leavy, Teagasc
Topic: Organic Farming – Steps to on-farm conversion and opportunities
Latest NRN News
In mid-September payments under 2020 Schemes commenced and from that date to end of year, a total of almost €1.73 billion has been paid out directly to farmers under a range of schemes operated by this Department. Below is a: Breakdown of the of the total amount paid...
The National Rural Network (NRN) is hosting a free online workshop on the future of Ireland’s rural areas on Monday, 25th of January from 2-4.30pm. The European Commission is currently developing a Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas (LTVRA) in the EU. This is an...
Flexibilities for existing approvals in response to Covid also announced The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. today confirmed the continuation of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) with Tranche 21 of the scheme...
EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019 Booklet
The National Rural Network team at NUI Galway have designed and produced a booklet entitled ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019’ to highlight and promote the 23 Irish EIP-AGRI Operational Groups selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Latest NRN Blog Posts
In this National Rural Network Farm Viability and Competitiveness guest blog, Dr Aisling Murtagh, RURALIZATION Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway and Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at...
In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, Dr Brendan Dunford, Manager of the Burren Programme, explains that the role of the farmer is much more than just being a ‘food producer’, but also one that deliveries a number of agri-environmental public goods as...
In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, James Gaffey, Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) at Shannon ABC in IT Tralee and coordinator of the Biorefinery Glas EIP-AGRI Project, small-scale grass biorefinery demonstration project...
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.