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White Paper on Rural development

Ensuring the Future - A Strategy for Rural Development in Ireland A White Paper on Rural Development

Table of Contents 

Foreword                                          Brollach

ExecutiveSummary                           Achoimre Feidhmiúcháin

1. Introduction

2. Current Trends and Challenges for Rural Areas  

3. Future Vision and Policy Agenda

4. Strategic Policy Framework  

5. Policy Focus: Institutional Arrangements  

6. Balanced Regional Development

  • Settlement Pattern
  • Objective Regional Planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Access to Services  

7. Employment; Maintenance and Creation

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Other Natural Resources
  • Enterprise
  • Tourism  

8. Human Resources

  • Education and Training
  • Community Development  

9. Social Inclusion

10. Culture  

11. The Environment