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A total of €48 million is being made available to support new companies, as well as providing loans for community development projects across the west and north west. This is one of the plans contained in the Western Development Commission’s new five year strategy, titled ‘Work Smarter, Live Better’. The…

An additional 500,000 euro in funding has been announced for the Western Development Commission. The money will support the Atlantic Economic Corridor initiative – which includes counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and the Western Investment Fund. The AEC project is a collaborative initiative, with public and private stakeholders to develop the…

The Western Development Commission says the goverment has to learn from the mistakes of the past when finalising the National Planning Framework for the next 20 years. The new draft framework 2040 was discussed at Cabinet last night. Rural TDs and Ministers feel there is not enough reference to the…

The Western Development Commission says Brexit would have a huge impact on people working across the border between Donegal and Derry. It’s another aspect to the debate that is a concern for people living in the North West counties. Census figures show that 3000 people living in Donegal actually cross…

More people living in the western region are now leaving the area to go to work. But apart from Galway City, County Sligo is the only area where there has been an increase in the number of people living and working. The figures come from an analysis of Census data…

The chairman of the Western Development Commission has asked not to be reappointed to his position because of his frustration with the State’s approach to regional growth. In a letter to the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, former Fine Gael Councillor Paddy McGuinness says he believes…