10 June 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Remote working opportunities are to be significantly expanded in Co Monaghan thanks to funding announced by Government Minister Heather Humphreys yesterday (Wednesday). Six remote working hubs in Co Monaghan are to have further development financed and there is also money for Monaghan Co Monaghan to promote the remote working ethos. The Cavan/Monaghan Deputy and Minister for Rural and Community Development said the “old normal” of pre-Covid working practices was now a thing of the past.

She said remote working opportunities had been “a game-changer” for thousands of people and the Government was introducing initiatives to make it accessible and attractive for thousands more. Six Co Monaghan facilities are to benefit: And in Monaghan, six facilities will benefit to the tune of: Scotstown Business Centre: €75,000; Castleblayney Enterprise Centre: €17,265.37; Tullycorbet Community Centre: €10,336.50; Monaghan Enterprise: €161,817; Cora Community Hub: €13,590, and The Railway Exchange: €75,000. Monaghan Co Council will receive €50,000 in funding to promote remote working opportunities under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Part of the money will go towards a marketing campaign. There will also be a new voucher scheme to give remote workers free access to their local digital hub. Minister Humphreys was at the Creative Spark Digital Hub in Dundalk yesterday to announce a major nationwide funding package which she said would significantly advance progress towards the Government’s Our Rural Future target of establishing a network of 400 remote working hubs across the…

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