Entries by WDC

Smaller Labour Catchments across the Western Region

Travel to Work Areas and Labour Catchments Analysis of travel to work data can be used to identify the geographic catchment from which a town draws its workforce, otherwise known as its labour catchment. Measurement of labour markets based on Travel to Work Areas (TTWAs) has been well established in the UK for many years, […]

1 in 4 working in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing in Ireland live in Western Region

The WDC has just published the sixth of its ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ analysing employment data for the Western Region on different economic sectors.  The latest looks at Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing and two publications are available: WDC Insights: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Employment in the Western Region (2-page) Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Employment in the […]

Travel to Work Areas and Border Labour Catchments

The WDC will present analysis on Travel to Work Areas (TTWAS) and the smaller labour catchments located along the Border at a conference in Derry, organised by NERI on 1st May see here for more details. This work is part of a larger piece of work examining the smaller labour catchments across the Western Region […]

€1m fund to link Digital Hubs from Donegal to Kerry

Pictured in Ballinasloe, Mr. Tomás Ó Síocháin (CEO, Western Development Commission)     Pic. Micheal Dillon     Technology will transform rural Ireland into a smart, connected region over the next 10 years, with new jobs and a growing population Western Development Commission to seek to develop global niche with multi-million 10 year investment as part […]

Changes and Trends in Disposable Incomes in Western Region Counties

The CSO has recently published data on Household Disposable Incomes at county level as part of the ‘County Incomes and Regional GDP 2016’ release.  This release contains useful trend data on incomes for counties as well as information about the levels of different household income components for each county.  Data on regional GDP, which is […]

Seven EU regions come together to address Simplified Procedures in Aquaculture

The “Improving policies to boost SME competitiveness and extraversion in EU coastal and rural areas where aquaculture is a driver of the regional economy (EXTRA-SMEs)” project is an Interreg Europe project which brings together 9 participating partners from 7 EU countries. The five-year project aims to improve the implementation of policy instruments addressed by the […]

Fishing Nets Caught in Recycling

Initiative focused on turning used fishing nets into commercial opportunities 5 countries joining forces to tackle marine waste 05th April 2019: Turning discarded fishing nets and other marine plastic waste into household products, is one the aims of the NPAP Blue Circular Economy project (www.bluecirculareconomy.eu), which was launched this week by the Western Development Commission, […]