Entries by WDC

New figures smash old myths

Western Region is attracting the young and entrepreneurs Anyone who thinks of the Western Region as being behind and not a thriving economy needs a reality check as this outdated view is completely at variance with research undertaken by the Western Development Commission (WDC), according to its Chief Executive, Gillian Buckley. Commenting on the figures […]

WDC to highlight ecotourism opportunities at Greenbox conference

The Western Development Commission (WDC) will today outline how rural communities can tap into the potential of ecotourism when it addresses the Greenbox All Island Ecotourism Conference. Gillian Buckley, WDC Chief Executive, will outline the WDC’s experience of developing the Greenbox, Ireland’s only ecotourism destination, and will share ideas with delegates on how communities can […]

Reducing the Western Region’s CO2 emissions could save the Government €7 million annually in carbon credits

Western Development Commission sets targets for the region’s wood energy sector The Western Development Commission (WDC) has established that wood fuel has the potential to heat the region’s 900 primary schools by 2020 if its new report, Wood Energy Strategy and Action Plan, is implemented. The report estimates that by 2020 using wood to produce heat […]

RED C opinion poll for the Western Development Commission

41% of people under 35 who live in East would like to move West 43% of people believe economic gap between East and West has widened in the past 5 years RED C opinion poll for the Western Development Commission A new opinion poll taken on behalf of the Western Development Commission (WDC), the body […]