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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 June 2021

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Questions (1226)

Christopher O'Sullivan


1226. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of the reintroduction of development officers for communities and villages; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32069/21]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I understand that the question from the Deputy relates to the delivery of the LEADER Programme in West Cork. For the purposes of the 2014-2022 LEADER Programme, County Cork is divided into 3 sub-regional areas, with a Local Action Group (LAG) in each area delivering separate Local Development Strategies.

Under the current LEADER Programme, the Cork West Local Action Group (LAG) is responsible for the delivery and implementation of LEADER Programme in West Cork.

Since the commencement of the programme the Implementing Partners have employed a number of staff, including Project/Development Officers for the implementation of the Programme in the West Cork area and thus the role of the development officer is currently in place for this programme.