As of the 1st June 2014, The eight Regional Authorities in Ireland have been dissolved and are now incorporated into the Regional Assembly structures. The former South West Regional Region which consists of the administrative areas of County Kerry, County Cork and Cork City is now part of the Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly area until new regional structures are established on 1st January 2015.
The main functions of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly are to:
• prepare and oversee the implementation of Regional Planning Guidelines;
• monitor the delivery of the National Development Plan & EU Structural Fund assistance in the Mid-West region;
• promote the co-ordination of public service provision in the region.
A meeting of the River Allow Catchment Management Group will take place on 28th of August 2014 at 13.15 in IRD Duhallow offices, Newmarket. Download the River Allow Catchment Management Action Plan on www.trapproject.eu/downloads/river-allow-catchment-management-action-plan-july-2014
Summer 2014 saw the launch of an exciting initiative for the River Allow and its catchment through the establishment of a River Allow Catchment Management Group. This initiative is a joint venture and partnership between our TRAP interreg IVC project(www.trapproject.eu) and IRD Duhallow LIFE+.