Speaking this afternoon at the launch in Sligo IT, the Westport-based representative stated: “Project Ireland 2040 is very good news for Mayo and rural Ireland. Put simply, it will help improve people’s quality of life in in towns, villages and townlands in Mayo and throughout rural Ireland.
“As Minister for Rural and Community Development, I have worked closely with Ministers Donohoe and Murphy to ensure that this document delivers for rural Ireland.
"This has involved ensuring investments such as the €1 billion rural regeneration fund and a €4.5 billion spending package for regional and local roads.
"I am proud to stand over this plan because I know it will deliver for every part of Ireland. People should have a decent quality of life no matter where they choose to live.
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