By Eleanor Brennan
A new website developed by Teagsac which aims to help rural families access information on training and business development will be piloted in Limerick this year.
Fine Gael TD, Tom Neville said:
“I believe that there is huge untapped potential in rural Limerick and we are committed to working to ensure that everyone has the tools they need to achieve their full potential.”
The website, which was launched at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, has stirred up much interest and offers advice in relation to training, skills and diversification opportunities.
“Opt – in.ie will help equip rural dwellers in Limerick with the information, training and up-skilling opportunities to help them diversify their sources of income, and importantly to make the right choices for themselves and their families.”
The website includes contributions from Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Training Boards, Local Development Companies, Skillsnet and Teagsac.
“Fine Gael is committed to supporting Rural Ireland and I am committed to ensuring that the support is felt here in Limerick.
We are working to ensure that the economic recovery, which is now underway, reaches all parts of the country and the benefits are felt inside every doorstep and in every community”, said the TD.
It is hoped that the website, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, will be rolled out nationwide in early 2017.