Rural Conversation Podcast and Report No. 1: 'Delivering economic development in rural Ireland'17 December 2018
The first event in the Rural Conversations Series was held in NUIG on 8 November. The report and podcast from the event are now available.
The event was launched by Professor Nicholas Canny, MRIA (timecode: 1:20) and Mr William Parnell, Department of Rural and Community Development (timecode: 4:15). Professor Cathal O’Donoghue, NUIG (timecode: 10:50) gave a short presentation of the topic in advance of his facilitating the three questions below. Each of the stakeholder roundtables considered, discussed and fed back their recommendations on economic development for rural areas under these three questions:
- What are the areas of greatest potential for economic growth in rural communities, and how can we position ourselves to take advantage of these? Listen to the feedback on this question at this timecode on the recording: 28:50
- What are the challenges and opportunities facing rural Ireland with regard to emerging sectors, new technologies, changing skills requirements, new ways of working, and Brexit? Listen to the feedback on this question at this timecode on the recording: 41:40
- What actions are required to (a) assist rural entrepreneurs and businesses to diversify into new sectors, and (b) further develop traditional sectors like agriculture, tourism and forestry? Listen to the feedback on this question at this timecode on the recording: 57:28
- Finally, Cathal O’Donoghue summarised the total feedback (timecode: 1:11:05)
Supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and NUIG
View the photo gallery of the event below.
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