« BackMEP calls for LEADER Funding to be made available to Kerry communities

Liadh Ni RiadaSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ni Riada has called for LEADER funding to be made available to communities in Kerry.

LEADER is an EU rural development fund that supports community and economic development in towns, villages and rural areas across Europe.

The rollout of the 2014-2020 programme has still not been announced by the Department of the Environment.

Speaking from Strasbourg Liadh Ní Riada said that many local development companies now face uncertain futures.

The Sinn Féin MEP said she will be raising the issue with the European Commission in order to ascertain when exactly the funding will be available to local communities.