Mayo Islands – A funding call for Rural Towns: closing date 31 March 2017

LEADER closed call for Sub Theme 1: Rural Towns.

Introduction: 

Mayo Local Action Group for LEADER invites Expression of interest of (EOI) under Objective 3 of the Local Development Strategy to support the regeneration of Rural Towns in County Mayo.

Funding under this call will be allocated to projects that support the enhancement of rural towns and contribute to making them a more attractive place to live, recreate and do business.

Attracting people and investment to town centres is key to the sustainability of rural areas. There are opportunities through LEADER to exploit our recovering economy to secure the regeneration of our towns and villages.                         

Overall budget:                           €276,520.00                       

What can be funded?                   

  1. Streetscape enhancement.
  2. Tidy Town initiatives.
  3. Maintenance/Restoration/Upgrade of built environment in town & villages.
  4. Development of recreational spaces (excluding playgrounds).

What can’t be funded?                

Projects with other sources of available funding.

Work that fall under the remit of Mayo County Council.

Who can be funded?                    

Community & voluntary groups and organisations in rural towns and villages.  Group of private sector interests but not considered secondary economic beneficiaries.                                                 

Levels of funding:                                          

Application Type Grant Rate Maximum Funding
Private 50% €20,000
Community 75% €20,000

Application process:                      There is a two stage process:

Stage 1: Complete the “Expression of Interest” form to determine if your proposal meets the objectives of the County Mayo Local Development Strategy and complies with the LEADER Programme guidelines.

Stage 2: Applications that are successful at Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application with the required supporting documentation. Invitation to application stage does not mean that you will be awarded grant aid as it is a competitive process with limited funding.

Assessment Criteria Weighting
1 Compatibility with Local Development Strategy 20
2 Promoter Capacity 10
3 Financial Viability/Sustainability 15
4 Need and requirement for project 15
5 Innovative, environment and & climate change elements 10
6 Social/Cultural/Economic/ Environmental Impacts 20
7 Priority Area/Area of Disadvantage 10
Total Score 100
Note: A score of 65 is required to progress the project to approval stage. 1-6 must score 50% under each individual assessment criteria.

Proposed timeline:

Application process

EOI Stage 1                        

Rural Towns call opens on 16 February 2017

Closing date for EOI 31 March 2017

EOI applicants informed of outcomes

Application Form Stage 2            

Closing date for application form 31 July 2017

Evaluation Committee Assessment

Pobal article 48 checks and LAG decision

Contracts issued to Successful Applicants

Who do I contact?   On the Mayo Islands?

Company Name Email Phone
Comhar na nOiléan CTR fios@oileain.ie 099 750 96

Post Oifigeach Tograí in Iarthar Chorcaigh (21 uair) / Project Officer Job in West Cork (21 hours)

Tá post pháirt-aimseartha (21 uair sa tseachtain) mar Oifigeach Tograí/Tionscadail ar an gClár LEADER in Iarthar Chorcaigh á thairiscint ag Comhar na nOileán CTR. Beidh an té a cheapfar lonnaithe in Iarthar Chorcaigh agus is 9.00 r.n. go 5.00 i.n. na huaireanta oibre.

Beidh tuiscint ar shaol na tuaithe, agus ar shaol na n-oileán riachtanach freisin. Beidh Gaeilge labhartha agus scríofa usáideach don phost, chomh maith le taithí ag obair ar an gClár Forbartha Tuaithe (LEADER) agus le tionscnaimh Cuimsithe Sóisialta.

Fiosrúcháin trí ríomhphost amháin.

Is é 5pm 3ú Márta 2017 an sprioc dáta d’iarratais. Chun eolas ar dhualgaisí an Phost, a fháil cuir ríomhphost ag fios@oileain.ie roimh an 28ú Feabhra 2017.

Is fostóir comhionannais é Comhar na nOileán CTR

 

Comhar na nOileán CTR, is looking for a part-time Project Officer (21 hours per week) to work on the LEADER Programme in West Cork. The position will be based in the West Cork Area and the working hours will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of rural & island communities, fluency in Irish desirable and have experience of working on the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), and on Social Inclusion initiatives.

Enquires by email only.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 3rd March 2017. For a job description pack please contact fios@oileain.ie before 28th February 2017.

Comhar na nOileán CTR is an equal opportunities employer.

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Tourism Accommodation & Ancillary Services: closing date 24th February 2017

Mayo Islands – A funding call for Tourism Accommodation & Ancillary Services – Closing date 24th February 2017

Estimated Accommodation Funding Call Timeline:

January 30th   

Advertisement in Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Facebook, Twitter, all company websites

February:

Letter to existing accommodation EOIs Re: Funding call criteria & additional information form will be sent to current submitted EOIs.

Closing Date for receipt of complete Expression of Interest (EOI) and Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form. (24 Feb 2017) 

March:

Decision on EOI by post or email (31 March 2017)

April:

Meet Project Officer and prepare application. 4 months to develop application and business plan.

August:

Closing date for Accommodation Funding Call applications.

September:

Competitive Project Evaluation based on the criteria set out in this document. Mayo Local Action Group Decision on Accommodation Funding Call.

October:

Successful promoters Sign Funding Contracts.

Mayo Local Action Group (Mayo LAG) are now advertising our Tourism Accommodation Funding Call. This Funding Call falls under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 – 2020.

A total €350,000 will be awarded under this funding call. Details of the grant rates available are in the table below. This funding call is not limited to large applications seeking the maximum grant rate. Smaller projects may also apply.

The call sets out to encourage innovation and support the sustainable development of tourism accommodation and accommodation experiences throughout Mayo.

Tourism Accommodation Grant rates:

Applicant Type Grant Rate Max Grant Amount
Private

 

Private Applications on Islands

 

50%

€50,000

 

€62,500

Community

 

Community Applications on Islands

 

75%

€50,000

 

€62,500

Accommodation Funding Call Criteria

Applications for funding under this Call must clearly demonstrate the capacity of the proposed accommodation project to deliver on the following six development outcomes:

  1. Innovation and new tourism product development:

Will the proposed investment by Mayo LAG deliver new accommodation experiences for which there is demonstrable visitor demand? One of the objectives of this funding call is to be a catalyst for the development of new and preferably innovative accommodation experiences.

  1. Accommodation Gaps: Will the project fill an accommodation gap / need in the area, increasing visitor capacity overall and distributing visitor traffic and spend?
  1. Benefits to environment: Does the project offer more sustainable visitor accommodation solutions to the benefit of environmental assets underpinning tourism in the area?
  1. Increasing visitor spend: Will the proposed development lead to an increase in the number of international and domestic visitors to the tourism business or to the length of time they spend in the surrounding area? What is the likely impact of that increase in terms of additional visitor spending in the area?
  1. Creation of employment opportunities in tourism and hospitality: Will the proposed development directly or indirectly create or sustain employment in the area? 
  1. Financial sustainability: Will the proposed development be capable of generating or otherwise covering reinvestment requirements into the future and be financially sustainable?

Applicants for funding under this Call must complete and submit;

1) An Expression of Interest Form (EOI)

2) Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form.

If you have already submitted an Expression of Interest, you need only complete and submit the Tourism Accommodation Funding Call Information Form.

Ineligible Accommodation Projects

1 Accommodation based in the town planning areas of Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Ballina, Castlebar and Westport. Please contact your Local Development Company if you are unsure about the location of your project.
2 Hotels
3 New build accommodations including B&B, Self-catering and Hostels


Important Project Considerations

1 Planning permission is a funding requirement. We advise all applicants to have a preplanning guidance meeting with their local Mayo County Council planner.
2 Any project which may cause displacement of existing accommodation providers may not be funded.
3 Applicants that are not tax compliant are not eligible and applicants will be required to demonstrate evidence of tax compliance at application stage.
4 Applicants that are not in a position to establish that they either (a) own the project site or (b) have the right to undertake the proposed project on the identified site may not be funded.

Oileáin Dhún na nGall: Glaochanna oscailte go dtí 31 Eanáir 2017 / Donegal Islands: Calls open until 31 January 2017

Glaochanna oscailte go dtí 31 Eanáir 2017 / Calls open until 31 January 2017

Forbairt Eacnamaíochta Tuaithe, Forbairt Fiontair & Cruthú Fostaíochta – Bailte Tuaithe

Target Call – Economic, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Budget / Buiséad

Grant Ceiling / Uasmhéid deontais

Forbairt ar thimpeallacht an Chuain/Cladaigh; Tá deis iarrataisí a dhéanamh ar dheontaisí beaga chun mion-fhorbairtí thimpeall ar chuanta, cladaigh, (lena n-áirítear áiseanna oiliúna), do spóirt uisce agus turasóireachta, trealamh chun cur le turasóireacht mara cosúil le táblaí picnic, trealaimh le haghaidh spóirt uisce, fiontair ar nós tumadóireacht, seoltóireacht  & srl.

Harbour Development; small capital projects to enhance the marine environment.

€10,000 €5,000
Aireamh Sóisialta
Cumas eagraíochtaí pobail nó fiontair shóisialta a leathnú agus a fhorbairt ag deileáil le riachtanaisí mar a thagann siad chun cinn.  Forbairt áiseanna pobail uile-úsáid nó Ionaid Fiontraíochta, Áiseanna  Spóirt & Caitheamh Aimsire & srl. Úsáid a bhaint as pointí fócais pobail i.e. áiseanna pobail, leabharlanna, fiontair shóisialta, áiseanna  digiteacha & srl.

Community Space and Infrastructure; To develop community space & infrastructure within the Islands that will ensure better access for all services for hard to reach communities

€35,713 €20,000
Tacaíochtaí áineasa

Forbairt a dhéanamh ar bhonneagar sóisialta agus cultúrtha i bpobail tuaithe ar nós áiseanna caitheamh aimsire agus fóillíochta lena n-áirítear páirceanna uile-aimsire imeartha, Gyms lasmuigh & srl; uasghrádú áiseanna pobail atá ann faoi láthair

Recreational Supports

Working with key stakeholders provide social and cultural infrastructure in rural communities such as recreational and leisure facilities including all-weather playing pitches, outdoor adult gyms etc. upgrade  existing community facilities /provide new community facilities including community centres in rural areas where there are currently none.

€20,000
Rannpháirtíocht sa saol Digiteach;

Iarrtar iarrataisí ‘sna réimsí seo a leanas mar shampla;

scileanna digiteacha a sholáthar do dhaoine óga, oiliúint digiteach margaíochta do ghnólachtaí traidisiúnta, e-scileanna bunúsacha le haghaidh tascanna riachtanacha laethúil, scileanna meán sóisialta, & srl.

Participation Digital Society; Provide specific digital skills training for hard to reach communities ranging from programming skills for young people, digital marketing training for traditional businesses, basic eSkills for essential daily tasks, social media skills, on-line marketing etc.

€5,000 €2,000
Tacaíocht a thabhairt do ghníomhaíochtaí a bhuanaíonn an teanga mar theanga pobail, tré imeachtaí sóisialta, chultúrtha & eacnamaíochta. Tacaíocht a thabhairt do ghníomhaíochtaí pleanála teanga ar na hOileáin.

To support activities that enhances the use of Irish as a living language through which communities can engage in social, cultural and economic activities.

€5,000 €2,500
Dul i ngleic le dúshláin shonracha oileánda ar nós na costais mhéadaithe iompair; tacú le fás eacnamaíochta na nOileáin & srl.

Addressing Island Coastal Challenges; Support projects that overcome and address specific island challenges such as the increased costs of transportation; and which can promote coastal economic growth. Upgrading of tourism services, eco-tourism projects, niche tourism or adding value to accommodation facilities.

€40,000 €20,000
An Oíge Tuaithe/ Rural Youth
Áiseanna Áineasa & Sóisialta don Óige

Tacú le hinfheistíocht i seirbhísí agus áiseanna do dhaoine óga, ar nós clubanna, caiféanna óige agus áiseanna caithimh aimsire, tacú le tionscnaimh forbartha don óige agus rannpháirtíocht an óige a fheabhsú. Meantóireacht, oiliúint, oiliúint d’oibrithe deonacha

Social & Recreational Facilities for young people

Support investment in services and facilities for young people, such as clubs, youth cafés and recreation facilities. Fund youth development initiatives and enhance youth participation in disadvantaged areas. Mentoring, training, training for volunteers.

€10,000 €7,000
An Timpeallacht Tuaithe / Rural Environment
Cosaint ár n-acmhainní Uisce/Mara

Tacú le tionscnaimh a dhéanann chosaint ar ár n-acmhainní mara nádúrtha, bainistiú inbhuanaithe na gceantar cois cósta agus an ghéilleagar gorm a fhorbairt, cosaint a thabhairt d’áiteachta atá I mbaol creimithe & cur chun cinn tionscnaimh eco-chairdiúil bainistiú dramhaíola agus cur i bhfeidhm pleananna bainistíochta trá.

Protection & Sustainable Use of Water – Coastal Protection

Support initiatives that protect the natural marine resource, ensure the sustainable management of coastal areas and further develop the blue economy e.g. community led coastal erosion prevention or defense; promotion of eco-friendly initiatives for waste disposal in coastal areas or development and implementation of beach management plans.

€11,509 €7,000
Bithéagsúlachta Áitiúil-Buntáistí timpeallachta & comhshaoil

Tacú le tionscnaimh a a spreagann pobail an timpeallacht a fheabhsú, féilte a thaispeánann áilleacht na nOileáin e.g. féilte bia, imeachtaí mara, imeachtaí fiadhúlra & srl.

LOCAL BIODIVERSITY – Value Environment Benefits

Support initiatives that encourage communities to develop more attractive areas to include the development of festivals that showcase the Islands e.g. food festivals, marine & water based events, wildlife events & srl.

€10,000 €5,000

Ta orainn 40% de na tograí a mhaoinítear in aghaidh na bliana a bheith mar ghlaochanna dúnta, am-theoranta.  Is iad seo atá sonraithe thuas na glaochanna do 2016/2017. Tá réimsí eile maoinithe oscailte nó rolach.  Má tá suim agat in aon cheann de na glaochanna thuas-luaite, cuir glaoch orainn nó líon amach foirm Léirithe Spéise.

Cineál Togra/Type Cineál Iarrthóir Uasmhéid Deontas Ráta
Infheistíocht & tacaíochtaí eile (caipitil, fearas, margaíocht, beochan) Príobháideach 50%
Pobail 75%
Pobal faoi Sheirbhísí Bunúsacha dírithe ar phobail atá scoite amach 90%
Anailís & Forbairt Príobháideach 75%
Pobail 90%
Traenáil Duine Aonarach, Gnó nó Pobail 100%
Tionscnaimh oiliúna speisialaithe, agus / nó ar fud an chontae 100%

Tábhachtach:  Tabhair faoi deara gur b’iad seo na huasmhéid deontais is féidir a fháil. I gcásanna áirithe beidh an ráta níos lú, mar shampla nuair atá:

  • scéimeanna eile deontais ar fáil do thograí chomhionann.
  • an buiséad LEADER ag ísliú de réir a bheidh an clár ag dul ar aghaidh.

Costaisí nach bhfuil incháilithe:

x  Caipitil  Reatha Oibre (lena n-áirítear stoc, costaisí reatha agus CBL athéilimhe)

x  Mótarfheithiclí  (lena n-áirítear gluaisteáin, veaineanna agus busanna)

x  Táillí Iarratais phleanála

x  Costaisí Árachais

x  Iasachtaí nó léasanna

An-Tábhachtach

Níl caiteachas atá déanta cheana féin incháilithe do mhaoiniú.

Déan teagmháil le Comhar na nOileán

Ár Suíomh Idirlíon:                                         www.oileain.ie

Seol Ríomhphost:                                            fios@oileain.ie

Glaoigh ar an bPríomh Oifig:                      099 75096

Scríobh chugainn:                                            Inis Oírr, Oileáin Árann, Co. na Gaillimhe.

Cas lenár nOifigí Tionscadail

Mary Lavelle,

F: 087 2872 929                                  R: mary@oileain.ie

Joe Ó Curraoin

F: 087 2212 135                                  R: joe@oileain.ie

Lean muid ar Facebook

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comharnanoilean

Iarthar Chorcaí: Glaochanna oscailte go dtí 31 Eanáir 2017 / West Cork: Calls open until 31 January 2017

Rural Tourism

1.1 Rural Tourism Animation and Technical Assistance

  • A Call to Develop Tourism Business Hubs at Strategic Locations e.g Castletownbere, Bantry, Budget available €47,398.

Smaller hubs on the Islands e.g Bere Island, Cape Clear, Sherkin €20,314.

1.2 Rural Tourism Capacity Building/Training/Mentoring

  • A call for training, mentoring, capacity building initiatives e.g. Digital, New Media, Marketing and Promotion, Feasibility Studies, New product development. Funding available between €5,000-€15,000 per initiatives.

Enterprise

2.1 Enterprise Development Animation & Technical Assistance

  • A call for assistance in developing plans for range of supports e.g. development of incubation hubs, project development, cluster activities for small enterprises, social enterprise, farm diversification, diversification of fishing sector. Budget available €67,712.

2.2 Enterprise Capacity Building, Training & Mentoring

  • A call for training, mentoring, capacity building initiatives e.g. Various skills and capacity, Social Enterprise ideas and skills, Re-skilling, New Technologies, Marketing and Promotion, Feasibility Studies, New product development. Funding available between €5,000-€15,000 per initiative.

Rural Towns

3.1 Rural Towns Animation & Technical Assistance

  • A call for technical assistance for the development of initiatives which include Streetscape enhancement, tidy town initiatives, development of markets. Budget available €16,928.

3.2 Rural Towns capacity building, Training and Mentoring

  • A call for training, mentoring, capacity building for the development and enhancement of Festivals. Budget available €16,928.

Social Inclusion

5.1 Animation & Technical Assistance for the provision of Basic Services

  • A call for assistance with a range of projects to include Education projects, Health Projects, the Development and Provision of Social Amenities, Recreational Amenities, Retail and Financial Services, and personal support services. Available budget €90,282. Funding available between €5,000-10,000 per initiative.

5.2 Capacity Building, Training and Mentoring for the Provision of Basic Services

  • A call for assistance for the provision basic services that include but not limited too; community leadership training, corporate governance, community relationship building, mental health and well-being, the development of multi-functional spaces and community infrastructure. Available budget €90,292. Funding available between €5,000-10,000 per initiative.

5.3 Capital & Collaborative Investments for the Provision of Basic Services

  • A call for the development, enhancement and maintenance of community assets and services that includes but not limited too; Community halls, toilet facilities, improved access, mixed use community hubs, communities amenities and initiatives that promoter community pride, heritage and culture. Available budget €180,564. Mainland budget available €126,395.  Island budget available €54,170.  Funding available between €10,000-20,000 per initiative.

Rural Youth

6.1 Animation & Technical Assistance for Rural Youth

  • Technical assistance/Animation for the setting up or supporting of Youth Café’s/Clubs, Youth Entrepreneurship programmes, sports, recreation initiatives, Arts initiatives and general youth development. Available budget €60,188.  Funding of €1,500 – €3,000 per initiative.

6.2 Capacity Building, Training and Mentoring for Rural Youth

  • A call for assistance for the provision of training, capacity building, mentoring for initiatives such as; Youth volunteer recruitment and retention programmes, Youth project management skills, Youth entrepreneurship, Social enterprises. Available budget €60,188. Funding available between €1,500-5,000 per initiative.

6.3 Capital & Collaborative Investments for Rural Youth

  • A call for the development, enhancement and maintenance of multi-use facilities in 2 catchment areas & Islands; Available budget €120,376. Mainland budget available €84,263.  Island budget available €36,113.  Funding available between €7,000-20,000 per initiative.

Regional Network Development Worker Advert – Social Farming

Regional Network Development Worker – Social Farming
 
Regional Network Development worker for Social Farming is being recruited for the West of Ireland, led by South West Mayo Development Company to include – Mayo, Roscommon & Galway

Applications with CV and cover letter to:
Email – nclesham@southmayo.com
Post – FAO Norita Clesham, South West Mayo Development Company, Main Street, Balla, Co Mayo.

Closing Date: 5pm on 17th November 2016

Regional Network Development Worker Advert West

Cruinnithe Eolais Oileáin Dhún na nGall / Information Meetings Donegal Islands ~ LEADER 2014-2020

Beidh foirmeacha Léiriú Spéise ar fáil ar an oíche.

Expression of Interest Forms will be available on the night.

  • Cultúrlann Árainn Mhóir – Dé Luain 10/10/16 @ 19:00
  • An Chrannóg, Gaoth Dobhair* – Dé Máirt 11/10/16 @ 19:00 *Na hOileáin Bheaga amháin*
  • Ionad Lae, Oileán Thoraí – Dé Céadaoin 12/10/16 @ 19:00

Bígí linn.

Preas Ráiteas – Costas Áilíniú le Polasaithe Rialtais – Comhlacht na nOileán Dóite

COSTAS ÁILÍNIÚ LE POLASAITHE RIALTAIS – COMHLACHT NA nOILEÁN DÓITE

Taréis athbhreithniú ar an gcinneadh a rinneadh an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltacht gan an conradh a thairiscint don Iarratas ar an gClár LEADER a rinne Coiste Áitiúil Forbartha Pobail na Gaillimhe i gcomhar le Comhar na nOileán & Galway Rural Development tá an ráiteas seo le príomh scaoileadh againn.

  • Tugadh le fios do Chomhar na nOileán, taréis iliomad cruinnithe nach raibh aon rogha eile againn ach cloí le polasaí rialtais, tar éis dúinn iarratas a dhéanamh go gcruthófaí fo-reigiúin eile le freastal ar riachtanaisí na nOileán in nGaillimh nó i n’aon Chontae eile.
  • Dhaingní ráiteas an tAire Alan Kelly é seo nuair a cuireadh ceist dála ar an 14 Iúil 2014. Aríst ar an 11ú Feabhra 2015 & aríst i Mí an Aibreáin 2016, dúirt an tAire Stáit Ann Phelan & Oifigí ón Roinn linn go sonrach nach gcruthófaí fó-réigiúin eile. Dúradh go láidir sa bhfreagra nach raibh sé seo ag teacht le polasaí rialtais agus gur b’é an treo ab fhearr lena chinntiú go raibh freastal á dhéanamh ar na hOileáin & Gaeltacht na Gaillimhe & inmharthanachta na Comhlachta, ná áilíniú leis na Coiste Áitiúla Forbartha Pobail chun a chinntiú go mbeadh freastal ar na hOileain agus inbuanaíocht Chomhar na nOileán a chinntiú. Ghlac ár mBord cinneadh gur b’é an rogha ab fhearr don Chomhlacht beartas an Rialtas a leanúint agus oibriú leis na Comhairlí Contaethe in san 4 Réigiúin.
  • Cuireann an cinneadh seo anois na cláracha eile ar fad atá ag Comhar na nOileán i mbaol; Scéim Sóisialta Tuaithe, SICAP in Oileáin Chorcaigh, An Scéim Siúlóidí, Maoiniú do na hOileáin Neamh-Ghaeltachta agus an Clár LEADER i gContaetha eile, Dún na nGall, Maigh Eó & Corcaigh.
  • Anois tá sé tágtha chun solais go mbeidh fó-réigiúin eile ar na bearta, an rud a dúirt iliomad Teachtaí Dála, Áirí agus Oifigigh an Rialtais linn nach bhféadfaí tarlúint.
  • Is é an cinneadh anois atá déanta ag an Roinn Ealaíona, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, a bhfuil Rannóg na nOileán acu freisin, ná go mbronnfar an conradh ar Chomhlacht Forbartha Áitiúil eile, cé nár chloí an Comhlacht sin le polasaí an Rialtais maidir le Ailíniú, agus nach Comhlacht Oileánda nó Gaeltacht-bhunaithe iad. Tá roinnt mhaith ceisteanna tromchúiseacha ardaithe ag cinneadh na Roinne. Ceann dena ceisteanna tromchúiseacha seo ná cén chaoi ar féidir comparáid a dhéanamh idir straitéis leathan-chontae  agus ceann atá dírithe ar cheantar Bhardas Chonamara amháin. Ag chuile stáid den phróiseas cuireadh in iúl dúinn gur b’é an rogha is fearr ná Grúpa Gníomhaíochta Áitiúla amháin agus Straitéis Forbarbha Áitiúil Aon-Chontae amháin.
  • Chuile sheans anois go mbeidh Comhar na nOileán ar an t-aon Comhlacht Forbartha Áitiúil sa tír atá áilínithe leis an gCoiste Áitiúil Forbartha Pobail (LCDC’s) & le Polasaí Rialtas agus fós a chríochnaíonn suas dóite ag an bpróiseas seo. Tá guth agus cur chuige aontaithe na nOileán anois deilte nuair atá Oileáin na Gaillimhe, Inis Bó Finne, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin agus Inis Oírr faoi chúram Cuideachta Forbartha áitiúil mórthír-bhunaithe.

Tá Comhar na nOileán anois ag lorg cruinnithe práinneacha leis an Aire Sinsearach Heather Humphreys,  agus le Oifigí Sinsearacha na Roinne.

Beidh Comhar na nOileán ag iarradh cruinniú le Comhaltaí an Oireachtais do Ghaillimh Thiar.Táthar ag déanamh an-eagóir anseo ar Chomhar na nOileán agus tá muid ag lorg freagraí ar cheisteanna tromchúiseacha atá againn. 

Tagann an ionsaí deireannach seo ar na hOileáin anuas ar thréimhse fhada bhagarach agus laghduithe ar sheirbhísí riachtanacha oileánda ar nós:

  • seirbhísí aeir,·
  • seirbhísí bus,·
  • laghdú ar bhuiséid riarachána do na hOileáin bheaga, ·
  • seirbhísí sláinte pobail, ·
  • múinteoirí agus ·
  • na laghduithe leanúnacha ar na Comharchumainn Forbartha Pobail.

Ba mhaith le Comhar na nOileán a cur in iúl go láidir nach bhfuil na hOileáin ná na heagraíochta oileánda le cur as seilbh ná le cloí.  Bratheann Comhar na nOileán gur chuir an treoir ar fad amú iad agus tá scrúdú á dhéanamh ar na nósanna imeachta & comhairlí a tugadh. Beifear ag troid in aghaidh an chinneadh seo.