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Rural Conversations - Reports & Podcasts Now Available

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 7 May 2019

Rural Conversations - Reports & Podcasts Now Available

Rural Conversations was a series of three stakeholder roundtable events organised in collaboration with the Department of Rural and Community Development. The series provided a discussion forum for rural development stakeholders and took place in three cluster regions: the west, the north-east and the south-east.  The three separate themes discussed at the individual cluster venues were economic development, social cohesion, and sustainable rural communities.

Reports and podcasts of the events are now available via ria.ie/ruralconversations for:

  • Rural Conversation No. 1: 'Delivering economic development in rural Ireland'
  • Rural Conversation No. 2: 'Enhancing social cohesion among communities in rural Ireland'

Podcast now available with report to follow very shortly for:

  • Rural Conversation No. 3: 'Building vibrant and sustainable communities in rural Ireland'

Each conversation stimulated suggestions from a variety of rural, regional and national stakeholders attending the conversations. Each event was audio recorded a rapporteur’s report was published with the findings and suggestion which will be used to help inform rural policy.

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