Rural Policy 2020 - Public Consultation Survey

The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing a new, whole-of-Government rural development policy for Ireland. This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three-year timeframe in 2019.

The new rural policy will be forward-looking, with a 5-year timeframe, and will focus on strengthening our rural communities and economies.

In order to develop the new policy, the Department has held a series of consultation events over the last number of months to obtain stakeholder views on the challenges and opportunities facing rural Ireland. Following on from these events, the Department is now inviting wider feedback, through an online survey, on the challenges and opportunities facing people living and working in for rural Ireland. The key themes that have emerged to date are reflected in the survey questions.

The Department is now hosting a Public Consultation Survey until Friday 11 October 2019.

The survey is available here

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