Today @joefingalgreen only got to mention in passing that @DeptRCD will invest €1m in new pilot #CommunityDevelopment Projects in 2021. Ten years ago, that would have funded ten typical projects. However, we'll have 2 wait for details another day. Where? What? How? And why now?
€341m of a budget for 2021 which is great. But where's the pier promised in 2008 for Inis Oirr? Among many good Qs put to @HHumphreysFG by @eamonocuiv. In timely fashion, here's a photo of the pier by @allenmeagher. Fine in summer, not winter. WATCH LIVE: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr2-live/
In 1997, “Community” became a named function of a government department for the first time. It has remained in usage ever since. So how come Minister Heather Humphreys is responsible for two departments, one including Community? Allen Meagher reports:
Pobal’s voluntary board of directors meet nine times a year and you could be taking part in those meetings if you have a community development background, a good internet connection, and get in an application for board membership by this Friday afternoon. Meetings currently take place via Zoom.