May 31st, 2021

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today launched the Connected Hubs Network, Ireland’s first digital network of national remote working hubs.

Announcing the launch of the network in Swinford, Co Mayo, Minister Humphreys said: “Remote Working is a key commitment of ‘Our Rural Future’, the most ambitious policy for Rural Ireland in decades.

“Hub working can support the development of employment opportunities and career paths in rural areas. This will give young people the choice to stay closer to home while pursuing their careers and also to encourage people living in cities to consider moving to a more rural location. The Connected Hubs Network provides the perfect opportunity for workers and employers to embrace a ‘blended working’ model, and to find the balance of hub, home and office working that works best for them.”

Connectedhubs.ie is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and managed by the Western Development Commission. It is a new and exciting Government initiative developed as part of the Our Rural Future – Rural Development Policy. This shared remote working platform can support the rebalancing of economic activity throughout and help to promote regional development in Ireland.