With the establishment of the new Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community functions previously undertaken by this Department transferred to it from 27th July 2017.

We sustain local and community development in Ireland.

We seek to create an Ireland where –

  • development is integrated and determined at a local level
  • vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities flourish
  • communities that are vulnerable, disadvantaged or under threat are empowered to overcome these problems
  • society as a whole is active, democratic and pluralist