Michael Ring

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Michael Ring commented : “I am sure these additional classrooms will be a very welcome boost to Davitt College, Castlebar, as it will assist the school in expanding capacity” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am hoping that the Department of Education will finalise the new school for Holy Trinity National School in Westport at the Altamount Street site too” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Peter Flynn ) : “When completed, this will be a fabulous development for the town of Westport. It will rejuvenate this area of the town and will result in excellent usage of Council lands. I would also like to acknowledge the representations made to me by Councillor Peter Flynn in relation to this project” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We must also remember there are Bank of Ireland employees and their families who are left reeling with today’s news. They live amongst us, they are our neighbours and friends. They must be offered full support by Bank of Ireland for their future,” External link

finegael Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “Filling these additional places, as well as those arising from existing vacancies will be an absolute priority for Government, once the economy and society begins to move beyond COVID and public health restrictions ease. The Department would like to re-assure participants of CE and TÚS projects that contracts due to end post 2 nd July 2021, will be done on a planned and phased basis” External link

mwir Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “In 2018, when I was Minister for Rural and Community Development, I was delighted to be in a position to allocate over €400,000 to the Belmullet digital hubs under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. "I am pleased to see that this funding has proven to be very beneficial to the Belmullet area” External link

con-telegraph Monday, February 15, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Firms researching or manufacturing PPE, sanitisers, tests, equipment or other medicinal products which are relevant to Covid-19 are eligible for funding of up to 50% of their capital costs. "A new €60 million Scheme, called the Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) is being developed to provide grants to businesses ineligible for the Government’s other existing schemes designed to help with fixed costs. "Wholesalers, suppliers, caterers and events companies down 75% or more in turnover will benefit” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This is very welcome news for the Bangor Erris area and its surrounding areas. There is a huge need for a primary care centre in the Bangor Erris area,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to help support small and micro-business to develop their online presence. "As part of this there is a grant available of up to €2,500 to help them develop or enhance their ability to trade online” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : "He now faces a very tough job leading a very divided US and I certainly wish him well with the many challenges ahead of him" External link

mwir Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated ( about Cancer Care ) : “The vehicles will be used to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues. "The funding is provided under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR Programme. "The CLÁR Programme is helping to improve the quality of life in rural communities” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I am delighted that contracts have been signed and the contractors are due to commence works on site this Thursday 5th November at Bellass Road, Foxford. Cllr. Neil Cruise had made representation to me in relation to funding for these works and I commend him on his input to this project” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I welcome this progress on the Special Needs Unit for Glencastle N.S.,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “How can you close down a county like Mayo that has, in the last 14 days, had the lowest Covid incidence in Ireland and put them under the highest level of close down again? I don’t think people can take that now,” External link

MayoNews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased that the allocated funding has been used and the majority of the gteic hubs in Mayo are now operational,” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note, I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note- I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I wish to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Dara on his appointment as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. I am delighted to see that the Government have addressed the regional imbalance which existed with regards to senior ministerial posts in Government whereby the West of Ireland were left without a Senior Minister” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I will look after Mayo and I make no apologies for looking after Mayo. The people of Mayo gave me 15,000 votes and elected me on the first count, the only Fine Gael TD in the country that was elected on the first count. Leo Varadkar got 8,000 votes and it took him five counts to get elected. Between himself and Paschal Donoghue, they got 12,000 votes and I beat the two of them put together. So I make no apology for representing the people,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring admitted : “I have to be honest, having no senior minister in Connacht, in Clare, in Donegal, it doesn’t send out a good message for Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “This is great news for the ten rural communities in Mayo in which these BCPs will be located,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The National Broadband Plan will ensure that there is equal and fair access to reliable high-speed broadband for everyone in the State. It will take time to reach all premises, but the BCP project will provide a head-start, and a much needed interim solution for communities with little or no connectivity,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Each project has wonderful potential and I have no doubt that when brought to fruition they will bring great benefits to the local communities in Newport and Ballyhaunis,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This level of funding for rural communities is quite simply unprecedented and I have no doubt that the projects delivered through the fund will enable rural communities throughout Ireland to grow and prosper,” “I believe that it is vital that we continue to build resilience in our rural communities in Mayo and make them vibrant places for families to live” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said ( about Great Western Greenway ) : “Mulranny is one of the gems of the Great Western Greenway which, along with the Wild Atlantic Way, has brought many new visitors to the village. The Old Irish Goat Sanctuary and Visitor Centre will represent” External link

mwir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterexpress Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

kilkennypeople Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterleader Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

longfordleader Friday, June 19, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 19, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “As we continue to face the challenges presented by COVID 19, this Government will continue to invest in our seafood sector in order to help seafood businesses develop and grow. This announcement is evidence of this,” “This major investment in a prominent employer in the Killala area is a great boost for the local economy. There are significant opportunities for quality Irish seafood products and the Government and European Union are supporting ambitious seafood businesses to avail of those opportunities,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Under the Scheme, small businesses can claim up to €5,000 in two grants worth €2,500 each. The Scheme also facilitates subscriptions to low-cost online retailing platform solutions to quickly establish a retailing presence online,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Naíonra is an excellent pre-school facility for the community and also hosts a breakfast club, an after-school service and a mother and toddler group. As such it is a vitally important place for children of all ages in the area and their parents. These services are currently run from an old prefab building so this investment will provide for a vastly improved learning and working environment,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added ( about Sean Kyne ) : “This is a really welcome development and is something the Government is keen to support. I’m glad to have been able to play a role in supporting the delivery of this funding. I commend my colleague Sean Kyne, the Minister for the Gaeltacht for his support of this project through his Department’s Clár Tacaíochtaí Pobail agus Teanga programme,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “That is a disgraceful way to treat rural Ireland, given that it helped pay the bills that those banks left behind. We need to make it very clear today, across this House, that we will not stand for withdrawal of any services from rural Ireland using Covid-19 as a cover” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Since the public libraries closed on 12 March the levels of usage of our online library services has soared and is at unprecedented levels,” External link

thejournal Monday, June 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am also delighted to support adult literacy by providing funding for the provision of a collection of EasyReaders which are an accessible format of books designed for emerging adult readers and people with literacy needs. The EasyReader format is easy to understand because it uses simple jargon-free language and shorter sentences. This initative has been developed in collaboration with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and is being rolled out as part of our national Right to Read Programme” External link

longfordleader Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency,” External link

agriland Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leinsterexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leitrimobserver Monday, May 25, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am very happy to be in a position to provide the necessary supports to underpin this important work through my Department’s collaboration with Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres. Together, we will ensure that the work of these volunteers results in a permanent legacy for the benefit of our communities” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “The response to the Covid crisis shows once again what a fantastic resource we have in our volunteers. We need to build on this momentum for the future development of volunteering. I urge people who are in a position to help out to contact their local volunteer Centre. It’s really important to remember that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither volunteers nor those in need are put at risk” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the Covid-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “These piers and harbours play an important social and economic role in their localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring confirmed ( about Association ) : “Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we are experiencing at this time, in cases where an affiliated show is cancelled this year, I have asked the Irish Shows Association to hold the funding allocated for that show in trust, so that it can be used in 2021 if the show goes ahead,” “Any agricultural shows that can safely take place later in 2020 as restrictions are lifted, and in line with public health advice, can continue to utilise the funding available to them in 2020,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring remarked : “Many shows have experienced disruption before and have bounced back through the efforts and resilience of local organisers. I have no doubt that this will be the case again when the Covid-19 pandemic has passed and we can gather safely in our communities once more in line with public health advice,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am extremely pleased that St. Colman’s College have been approved these much-needed facilities. They will result in a significant facility upgrade for the school” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I commend the chief executive, Tomás O’Síocháin, and the board for their ongoing work. The role of the WDC will be vital in helping our region to develop and our businesses to bounce back from the challenges presented by Covid-19” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Our community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Mayo do fantastic work to support those most in need. This has never been more apparent than during the current crisis. This Stability Fund will assist charities, social enterprises and community and voluntary organisations to weather the crisis and allow them to maintain their valuable services,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Today's announcement shows that Government has heard the concerns of the sector. However, it should be said that while the funding provided will be very welcome...I recognise that significant challenges remain for community and voluntary groups and charities during this time. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “For over 60 years the TidyTowns competition has captured the imagination of communities the length and breadth of the country. Generation after generation of local volunteers have given their time generously to make the TidyTowns competition the success it is today. "The whole ethos of the competition is that people come together within the community and work collaboratively to make their areas attractive and welcoming. It involves people of all ages working together outdoors in groups to enhance the environment in which they work and live. "I know that many TidyTowns Committees have been wondering if the competition will proceed this year and I believe it is important to provide certainty to all of the Committees around the country at this stage. "For me, the health and welfare of the volunteers on the TidyTowns Committees is paramount. Given the current restrictions around public gatherings, travel, and adherence to social distancing, it would not be appropriate to ask voluntary groups to work on TidyTowns projects in their communities at this time. "I have therefore decided that the TidyTowns competition will not go ahead this year. "My Department will look at initiatives, including through the use of social media, to help sustain and maintain the spirit and ethos of TidyTowns during these difficult times. Hopefully, if restrictions are eased, there may be an opportunity for the TidyTowns Committees to undertake some work when it is safe to do so and in a way that is manageable later in the year. But I want to stress, this will not form part of any competition for 2020. "In the meantime, I would urge all TidyTowns Committees to follow the advice of the HSE – stay at home, don’t travel except for essential purposes, and practice social distancing. "My Department will be contacting each group directly by letter advising them of the situation and the rationale for the decision. "Finally, I want to thank the main competition sponsors, SuperValu, for their understanding of the situation we find ourselves in at this time. I know that they, too, will look forward to being able to celebrate the return of the competition in 2021” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "The type of work undertaken could evolve as the public health advice evolves; this may even mean a cessation of work in the event that restrictions were removed and then reintroduced," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The extension to the existing ferry and bus service for Inisbiggle will last until the 30 th September 2020. This extension will give the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht time to complete the procurement process to ensure that this service is maintained long-term” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This service has proved to be of great benefit to the islanders” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This increase in usage of our online library services shows the benefits that people are getting from our libraries during this crisis. While the doors of our public libraries are temporarily closed, it’s great to see that people are availing of the vast array of reading and educational material online,” “I am really heartened by the increase in membership and usage of our online libraries and I urge more people to sign up and avail of the wonderful content and services available. This is your library service, it is completely free and there is so much to be gained from it” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “We have invested significantly in our online library service in recent years and it has really come into its own in recent weeks. This has been made possible by our library staff and management who in a very short time period have re-purposed the library service so as to enable the public to get the best out of our libraries during this time” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Local community and voluntary groups are supporting significant numbers of vulnerable people, many of whom are self-isolating, to get through this crisis. This fund will help these groups to cover the costs of their work,” “This is a response to support immediate and emergency efforts by community and voluntary groups in assisting people locally. It is recognised that there are wider challenges and impacts facing the community and voluntary sector as a whole, but this initiative will help to provide support to community groups that are delivering services at the frontline,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, April 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Now is the time to make sure your alarm is working and contact your local community organisation if you have any concerns,” “This initiative is an example of how we are adapting the way we work and using all tools at our disposal to ensure that everyone feels supported and connected at the same time,” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither the volunteers nor those in need are put at risk, and to always follow the latest HSE guidelines,” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Do not be afraid. I'm calling on everyone to talk to your community," External link

eecho Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Depending on how that pans out, Marvel will probably do the same thing,” External link

oregonlive Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Do not be afraid we are there to help… we will get through this,” External link

thejournal Friday, March 20, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "A lot of people out there today are very worried. There’s a lot of people out there that are frightened" External link

independent-ie Friday, March 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : "I want to say to the vulnerable people out there, particularly to people that feel isolated, that feel alone -we have a lot of voluntary groups out there... " External link

independent-ie Friday, March 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “While a whole of Government coordinated approach is the backbone to planning for and managing the effects of this emergency, solutions are ultimately implemented at a community level. My Department is working on a number of specific actions in partnership with the community and voluntary sector to support communities in their efforts,” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 16, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “While a whole of Government coordinated approach is the backbone to planning for and managing the effects of this emergency, solutions are ultimately implemented at a community level. My Department is working on a number of specific actions in partnership with the community and voluntary sector to support communities in their efforts,” External link

leinsterexpress Monday, March 16, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "My Department is leading efforts across Government to encourage and facilitate community engagement in response to the needs of vulnerable people such as older people or people with disabilities who are living independently in the community," "Stakeholders in the community and voluntary sector with whom my officials are engaging include Alone, Age Friendly Network, Volunteer Ireland, Pobal, The Wheel, the ILDN, Irish Rural Link and many more" External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The LIS makes a huge difference to people who live in remote rural areas. This further allocation will allow for many more roads in the county to be improved,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This scheme is a lifeline for people living in rural areas because it directly improves their access to and from their homes and farms,” “Many people living and working in rural areas use these roads every time they enter or leave their home or farm, so the condition of their access road really impacts on them” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Contrary to media reports, I will not be travelling to Boston for the St. Patrick’s overseas programme. I wish to clarify that I was not travelling in the first instance. My name was in media publications as one of the ministers travelling but this was incorrect. I am not travelling to Boston. I wish to clarify this matter on public record” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “Our public libraries play a very important role in assisting in the delivery of additional educational services to achieve our Sustainable Development Goals and this funding will increase their capacity to continue this great work,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “Croagh Patrick is an internationally famous mountain and place of pilgrimage. The Reek, as we know it, is especially dear to people in Mayo. However, with its increasing popularity, the mountain and its habitats are at risk of being damaged. This funding will create a stone path to enable walkers and pilgrims to use the mountain in a sustainable way. The proposed path will be around two metres wide with some variation in width to allow congregation of people without impacting on the surrounding vegetation. The objective is to manage the path in a way that is sympathetic to the setting whilst respecting the cultural value of the mountain. This funding will help provide sustainable access to Croagh Patrick, while providing a high-quality experience for all visitors whatever their inspiration or purpose. Locally sourced materials will be used throughout the repair and restoration of the path and damaged habitats and it may be necessary to move materials along the length of the route to ensure that there are no shortages of appropriate stone. Any imported stone will match that of the Croagh Patrick quartzite. All work will be finished by hand, with the use of excavators kept to a minimum as a means of reducing the potential for health and safety conflicts with continued public use of Croagh Patrick” External link

mwir Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT



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Michael Ring commented : “I am sure these additional classrooms will be a very welcome boost to Davitt College, Castlebar, as it will assist the school in expanding capacity” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am hoping that the Department of Education will finalise the new school for Holy Trinity National School in Westport at the Altamount Street site too” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Peter Flynn ) : “When completed, this will be a fabulous development for the town of Westport. It will rejuvenate this area of the town and will result in excellent usage of Council lands. I would also like to acknowledge the representations made to me by Councillor Peter Flynn in relation to this project” External link

westernpeople Monday, April 19, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “We must also remember there are Bank of Ireland employees and their families who are left reeling with today’s news. They live amongst us, they are our neighbours and friends. They must be offered full support by Bank of Ireland for their future,” External link

finegael Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “Filling these additional places, as well as those arising from existing vacancies will be an absolute priority for Government, once the economy and society begins to move beyond COVID and public health restrictions ease. The Department would like to re-assure participants of CE and TÚS projects that contracts due to end post 2 nd July 2021, will be done on a planned and phased basis” External link

mwir Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “In 2018, when I was Minister for Rural and Community Development, I was delighted to be in a position to allocate over €400,000 to the Belmullet digital hubs under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. "I am pleased to see that this funding has proven to be very beneficial to the Belmullet area” External link

con-telegraph Monday, February 15, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Firms researching or manufacturing PPE, sanitisers, tests, equipment or other medicinal products which are relevant to Covid-19 are eligible for funding of up to 50% of their capital costs. "A new €60 million Scheme, called the Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) is being developed to provide grants to businesses ineligible for the Government’s other existing schemes designed to help with fixed costs. "Wholesalers, suppliers, caterers and events companies down 75% or more in turnover will benefit” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This is very welcome news for the Bangor Erris area and its surrounding areas. There is a huge need for a primary care centre in the Bangor Erris area,” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to help support small and micro-business to develop their online presence. "As part of this there is a grant available of up to €2,500 to help them develop or enhance their ability to trade online” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : "He now faces a very tough job leading a very divided US and I certainly wish him well with the many challenges ahead of him" External link

mwir Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated ( about Cancer Care ) : “The vehicles will be used to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues. "The funding is provided under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR Programme. "The CLÁR Programme is helping to improve the quality of life in rural communities” External link

con-telegraph Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “I am delighted that contracts have been signed and the contractors are due to commence works on site this Thursday 5th November at Bellass Road, Foxford. Cllr. Neil Cruise had made representation to me in relation to funding for these works and I commend him on his input to this project” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I welcome this progress on the Special Needs Unit for Glencastle N.S.,” External link

con-telegraph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “It’s wrong and it’s cruel legislation and I’m not voting for it,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “How can you close down a county like Mayo that has, in the last 14 days, had the lowest Covid incidence in Ireland and put them under the highest level of close down again? I don’t think people can take that now,” External link

MayoNews Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased that the allocated funding has been used and the majority of the gteic hubs in Mayo are now operational,” External link

con-telegraph Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note, I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded ( about Dara Calleary ) : “On a personal note- I want to wish Dara and his family the very best of luck and every success as he embarks on his new role” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I wish to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Dara on his appointment as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. I am delighted to see that the Government have addressed the regional imbalance which existed with regards to senior ministerial posts in Government whereby the West of Ireland were left without a Senior Minister” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “I will look after Mayo and I make no apologies for looking after Mayo. The people of Mayo gave me 15,000 votes and elected me on the first count, the only Fine Gael TD in the country that was elected on the first count. Leo Varadkar got 8,000 votes and it took him five counts to get elected. Between himself and Paschal Donoghue, they got 12,000 votes and I beat the two of them put together. So I make no apology for representing the people,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring admitted : “I have to be honest, having no senior minister in Connacht, in Clare, in Donegal, it doesn’t send out a good message for Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “This is great news for the ten rural communities in Mayo in which these BCPs will be located,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “The National Broadband Plan will ensure that there is equal and fair access to reliable high-speed broadband for everyone in the State. It will take time to reach all premises, but the BCP project will provide a head-start, and a much needed interim solution for communities with little or no connectivity,” External link

westernpeople Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

longfordleader Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to further develop and prosper. This investment is more important than ever to help address the challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis and to drive economic recovery and sustainable development in rural areas,” “The Category 2 funding I am announcing today is for projects that require further development to make them ready for construction. There can be significant work and expense involved in getting projects to the point where they are ready to be delivered. This support is critical to ensure that a pipeline of ambitious regeneration projects are ready to hit the ground running in the future” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Each project has wonderful potential and I have no doubt that when brought to fruition they will bring great benefits to the local communities in Newport and Ballyhaunis,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This level of funding for rural communities is quite simply unprecedented and I have no doubt that the projects delivered through the fund will enable rural communities throughout Ireland to grow and prosper,” “I believe that it is vital that we continue to build resilience in our rural communities in Mayo and make them vibrant places for families to live” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said ( about Great Western Greenway ) : “Mulranny is one of the gems of the Great Western Greenway which, along with the Wild Atlantic Way, has brought many new visitors to the village. The Old Irish Goat Sanctuary and Visitor Centre will represent” External link

mwir Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterexpress Sunday, June 21, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

kilkennypeople Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leinsterleader Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

longfordleader Friday, June 19, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am pleased to announce the launch of the third call for proposals under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The impact of the funding allocated under previous call to the Fund has been transformative for rural communities,” “Since the conclusion of the first call in late 2018, this Fund has provided €148 million in support for over 100 projects, located all across the country, worth a combined total of €212 million. The funding of these projects was very well timed, as they are right now delivering an immediate and much needed economic stimulus in rural Ireland. The assistance provided by this Fund has meant that businesses and communities have benefitted from the activity and jobs provided in delivering these projects, at precisely the time they have been most needed” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 19, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “As we continue to face the challenges presented by COVID 19, this Government will continue to invest in our seafood sector in order to help seafood businesses develop and grow. This announcement is evidence of this,” “This major investment in a prominent employer in the Killala area is a great boost for the local economy. There are significant opportunities for quality Irish seafood products and the Government and European Union are supporting ambitious seafood businesses to avail of those opportunities,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Under the Scheme, small businesses can claim up to €5,000 in two grants worth €2,500 each. The Scheme also facilitates subscriptions to low-cost online retailing platform solutions to quickly establish a retailing presence online,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The Naíonra is an excellent pre-school facility for the community and also hosts a breakfast club, an after-school service and a mother and toddler group. As such it is a vitally important place for children of all ages in the area and their parents. These services are currently run from an old prefab building so this investment will provide for a vastly improved learning and working environment,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added ( about Sean Kyne ) : “This is a really welcome development and is something the Government is keen to support. I’m glad to have been able to play a role in supporting the delivery of this funding. I commend my colleague Sean Kyne, the Minister for the Gaeltacht for his support of this project through his Department’s Clár Tacaíochtaí Pobail agus Teanga programme,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “That is a disgraceful way to treat rural Ireland, given that it helped pay the bills that those banks left behind. We need to make it very clear today, across this House, that we will not stand for withdrawal of any services from rural Ireland using Covid-19 as a cover” External link

westernpeople Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring told : “I’ve raised that issue. There’s a difference between 5km in an urban area and a rural area and I hope that now that we’re coming into phase two of the lockdown that we’ll see changes,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Since the public libraries closed on 12 March the levels of usage of our online library services has soared and is at unprecedented levels,” External link

thejournal Monday, June 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I am also delighted to support adult literacy by providing funding for the provision of a collection of EasyReaders which are an accessible format of books designed for emerging adult readers and people with literacy needs. The EasyReader format is easy to understand because it uses simple jargon-free language and shorter sentences. This initative has been developed in collaboration with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and is being rolled out as part of our national Right to Read Programme” External link

longfordleader Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency,” External link

agriland Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leinsterexpress Monday, May 25, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "I would like to express my deep appreciation for the invaluable work being carried out by volunteers during the Covid-19 emergency. " External link

leitrimobserver Monday, May 25, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “I am very happy to be in a position to provide the necessary supports to underpin this important work through my Department’s collaboration with Volunteer Ireland and the network of Volunteer Centres. Together, we will ensure that the work of these volunteers results in a permanent legacy for the benefit of our communities” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “The response to the Covid crisis shows once again what a fantastic resource we have in our volunteers. We need to build on this momentum for the future development of volunteering. I urge people who are in a position to help out to contact their local volunteer Centre. It’s really important to remember that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither volunteers nor those in need are put at risk” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 25, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the Covid-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring explained : “I want to assure TidyTowns groups throughout the country that although the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled for 2020, they will not lose out on the funding which I earmarked for them this year. Any groups who have already spent the funds they received should retain their records of expenditure in the normal way,” “Any groups who have not yet spent the funding they received can continue to use this funding in the coming months to assist with activities they might undertake as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased, or in preparing for the 2021 competition” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “These piers and harbours play an important social and economic role in their localities by contributing to the ongoing development of fishing related activities,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring confirmed ( about Association ) : “Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we are experiencing at this time, in cases where an affiliated show is cancelled this year, I have asked the Irish Shows Association to hold the funding allocated for that show in trust, so that it can be used in 2021 if the show goes ahead,” “Any agricultural shows that can safely take place later in 2020 as restrictions are lifted, and in line with public health advice, can continue to utilise the funding available to them in 2020,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring remarked : “Many shows have experienced disruption before and have bounced back through the efforts and resilience of local organisers. I have no doubt that this will be the case again when the Covid-19 pandemic has passed and we can gather safely in our communities once more in line with public health advice,” External link

agriland Monday, May 18, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring commented : “I am extremely pleased that St. Colman’s College have been approved these much-needed facilities. They will result in a significant facility upgrade for the school” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I commend the chief executive, Tomás O’Síocháin, and the board for their ongoing work. The role of the WDC will be vital in helping our region to develop and our businesses to bounce back from the challenges presented by Covid-19” External link

con-telegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Our community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Mayo do fantastic work to support those most in need. This has never been more apparent than during the current crisis. This Stability Fund will assist charities, social enterprises and community and voluntary organisations to weather the crisis and allow them to maintain their valuable services,” External link

westernpeople Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Today's announcement shows that Government has heard the concerns of the sector. However, it should be said that while the funding provided will be very welcome...I recognise that significant challenges remain for community and voluntary groups and charities during this time. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 8, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “For over 60 years the TidyTowns competition has captured the imagination of communities the length and breadth of the country. Generation after generation of local volunteers have given their time generously to make the TidyTowns competition the success it is today. "The whole ethos of the competition is that people come together within the community and work collaboratively to make their areas attractive and welcoming. It involves people of all ages working together outdoors in groups to enhance the environment in which they work and live. "I know that many TidyTowns Committees have been wondering if the competition will proceed this year and I believe it is important to provide certainty to all of the Committees around the country at this stage. "For me, the health and welfare of the volunteers on the TidyTowns Committees is paramount. Given the current restrictions around public gatherings, travel, and adherence to social distancing, it would not be appropriate to ask voluntary groups to work on TidyTowns projects in their communities at this time. "I have therefore decided that the TidyTowns competition will not go ahead this year. "My Department will look at initiatives, including through the use of social media, to help sustain and maintain the spirit and ethos of TidyTowns during these difficult times. Hopefully, if restrictions are eased, there may be an opportunity for the TidyTowns Committees to undertake some work when it is safe to do so and in a way that is manageable later in the year. But I want to stress, this will not form part of any competition for 2020. "In the meantime, I would urge all TidyTowns Committees to follow the advice of the HSE – stay at home, don’t travel except for essential purposes, and practice social distancing. "My Department will be contacting each group directly by letter advising them of the situation and the rationale for the decision. "Finally, I want to thank the main competition sponsors, SuperValu, for their understanding of the situation we find ourselves in at this time. I know that they, too, will look forward to being able to celebrate the return of the competition in 2021” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "The type of work undertaken could evolve as the public health advice evolves; this may even mean a cessation of work in the event that restrictions were removed and then reintroduced," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “The extension to the existing ferry and bus service for Inisbiggle will last until the 30 th September 2020. This extension will give the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht time to complete the procurement process to ensure that this service is maintained long-term” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “This service has proved to be of great benefit to the islanders” External link

westernpeople Friday, April 17, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “This increase in usage of our online library services shows the benefits that people are getting from our libraries during this crisis. While the doors of our public libraries are temporarily closed, it’s great to see that people are availing of the vast array of reading and educational material online,” “I am really heartened by the increase in membership and usage of our online libraries and I urge more people to sign up and avail of the wonderful content and services available. This is your library service, it is completely free and there is so much to be gained from it” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring concluded : “We have invested significantly in our online library service in recent years and it has really come into its own in recent weeks. This has been made possible by our library staff and management who in a very short time period have re-purposed the library service so as to enable the public to get the best out of our libraries during this time” External link

westernpeople Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Local community and voluntary groups are supporting significant numbers of vulnerable people, many of whom are self-isolating, to get through this crisis. This fund will help these groups to cover the costs of their work,” “This is a response to support immediate and emergency efforts by community and voluntary groups in assisting people locally. It is recognised that there are wider challenges and impacts facing the community and voluntary sector as a whole, but this initiative will help to provide support to community groups that are delivering services at the frontline,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, April 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Now is the time to make sure your alarm is working and contact your local community organisation if you have any concerns,” “This initiative is an example of how we are adapting the way we work and using all tools at our disposal to ensure that everyone feels supported and connected at the same time,” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that volunteering should be done in a safe way so that neither the volunteers nor those in need are put at risk, and to always follow the latest HSE guidelines,” External link

thejournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "Do not be afraid. I'm calling on everyone to talk to your community," External link

eecho Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Depending on how that pans out, Marvel will probably do the same thing,” External link

oregonlive Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : “Do not be afraid we are there to help… we will get through this,” External link

thejournal Friday, March 20, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : "A lot of people out there today are very worried. There’s a lot of people out there that are frightened" External link

independent-ie Friday, March 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : "I want to say to the vulnerable people out there, particularly to people that feel isolated, that feel alone -we have a lot of voluntary groups out there... " External link

independent-ie Friday, March 20, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “While a whole of Government coordinated approach is the backbone to planning for and managing the effects of this emergency, solutions are ultimately implemented at a community level. My Department is working on a number of specific actions in partnership with the community and voluntary sector to support communities in their efforts,” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 16, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “While a whole of Government coordinated approach is the backbone to planning for and managing the effects of this emergency, solutions are ultimately implemented at a community level. My Department is working on a number of specific actions in partnership with the community and voluntary sector to support communities in their efforts,” External link

leinsterexpress Monday, March 16, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Ring said : "My Department is leading efforts across Government to encourage and facilitate community engagement in response to the needs of vulnerable people such as older people or people with disabilities who are living independently in the community," "Stakeholders in the community and voluntary sector with whom my officials are engaging include Alone, Age Friendly Network, Volunteer Ireland, Pobal, The Wheel, the ILDN, Irish Rural Link and many more" External link

irishsun Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring said : “The LIS makes a huge difference to people who live in remote rural areas. This further allocation will allow for many more roads in the county to be improved,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “This scheme is a lifeline for people living in rural areas because it directly improves their access to and from their homes and farms,” “Many people living and working in rural areas use these roads every time they enter or leave their home or farm, so the condition of their access road really impacts on them” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring stated : “Contrary to media reports, I will not be travelling to Boston for the St. Patrick’s overseas programme. I wish to clarify that I was not travelling in the first instance. My name was in media publications as one of the ministers travelling but this was incorrect. I am not travelling to Boston. I wish to clarify this matter on public record” External link

con-telegraph Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring added : “Our public libraries play a very important role in assisting in the delivery of additional educational services to achieve our Sustainable Development Goals and this funding will increase their capacity to continue this great work,” External link

con-telegraph Monday, March 2, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Ring says : “Croagh Patrick is an internationally famous mountain and place of pilgrimage. The Reek, as we know it, is especially dear to people in Mayo. However, with its increasing popularity, the mountain and its habitats are at risk of being damaged. This funding will create a stone path to enable walkers and pilgrims to use the mountain in a sustainable way. The proposed path will be around two metres wide with some variation in width to allow congregation of people without impacting on the surrounding vegetation. The objective is to manage the path in a way that is sympathetic to the setting whilst respecting the cultural value of the mountain. This funding will help provide sustainable access to Croagh Patrick, while providing a high-quality experience for all visitors whatever their inspiration or purpose. Locally sourced materials will be used throughout the repair and restoration of the path and damaged habitats and it may be necessary to move materials along the length of the route to ensure that there are no shortages of appropriate stone. Any imported stone will match that of the Croagh Patrick quartzite. All work will be finished by hand, with the use of excavators kept to a minimum as a means of reducing the potential for health and safety conflicts with continued public use of Croagh Patrick” External link

mwir Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister49.33%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
minister for regional development1.67%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
minister for regional economic development2.00%EN05/27/201727/05/2017
regional development minister4.33%EN03/10/201710/03/2017
deputy1.00%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
economic development minister6.00%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
regional economic development minister6.00%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
minister for tourism2.67%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
lawmaker1.00%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
sports minister11.33%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
tourism minister5.67%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
colleague2.00%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
sport minister2.00%EN02/11/201511/02/2015
ceo of stelton1.00%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
minister for sport and tourism2.00%EN08/23/201423/08/2014
minister for sport2.00%EN06/02/201402/06/2014
Names Lang Count
Michael RingEN99.83%
MICHAEL RingEN0.17%


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