Rural Development in Ireland is managed nationally through one Rural Development Programme (RDP), funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDP sets out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area it covers.
Explore EAFRD-supported projects in Ireland;
Browse through the Irish Local Action Groups (LAGs).
Rural development funding through the EAFRD is part of a broader framework of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), including also Regional Development, Social, Cohesion, and Fisheries Funds. These are managed nationally, by each EU Member State, on the basis of Partnership Agreements, strategic plans outlining the country’s goals and investment priorities.
- Rural Development Programme in full (EN)
- ENRD RDP Summary (EN)
- DG AGRI RDP Factsheet (EN)
- RDP press summary (EN) Source: European Commission
NRNs operate in each EU Member State to support and enhance rural development objectives, enable and facilitate exchange and learning between all the partners involved in policy implementation.
The operation of each NRN is supported by a Network Support Unit (NSU) tasked with coordinating thematic and analytic work, facilitating networking and exchange, and communicating the work and voices of the network.
Contact the Irish NSU
National Rural Network Ireland
Moate Business Park
Telephone: 00353 90 648 27 44
Seamus Boland (Project Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
James Claffey (Project Manager): email@example.com
Deirdre Garvey (Consortium Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Maura Farrell (Leader Researcher): email@example.com
Philip Farrelly (Consultant): firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Development Division
Telephone: 00353 1 607 2885
Telephone: 00353 1 607 2799