The Department of Rural and Community Development was established in July 2017 following the appointment by the Taoiseach of a new Minister with responsibility for Rural and Community Development. Its goal is to facilitate the advancement of sustainable economic and social progress in rural Ireland and to foster sustainable community development throughout Ireland.
The Department has the following agencies under its remit:
- Western Development Commission;
- Charities Regulatory Authority; and
- Irish Water Safety.
I can confirm that the Department, and its agencies, currently have no persons enrolled in apprenticeships.