Financial rewards for moving to the country

People will be offered money to move to rural Ireland under a new plan.

In a major push to decentralise, tax breaks are set to be offered for people working from home.

Planning permissions in rural Ireland are set to be examined while vacant buildings will be refurbished into remote working hubs.

Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys says the plan is about offering a choice for people about where they live and work:

Not everybody is happy however, one Dublin County has been severely critical of the plan,

Independent Councillor Nial  Ring says people will not take up the offer:

400 remote working hubs are to be set up across the country to encourage people to leave cities to live in towns and villages.

Relocation grants and tax incentives for remote working are also being considered by Government.

The ‘Our Rural Future’ plan will also offer grants to publicans to convert their pub into a part-time community space.

Bryan Kelly works for a Dublin based company, but moved to Donegal in the last year.