Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development
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by Web Dev
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10.30 Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development CR4, LH 2000 (11.00) Smart Community Initiative Seán Canney, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with special responsibility for natural resources, community affairs and digital development Representatives from Grow Remote, Tracy Keogh, Co-founder; Paul Ellingston, Chapter Lead © Houses of the Oireachtas ..read more
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Grow Remote – Dublin: Local Meetup
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by Work Remote
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A local community event hosted by Grow Remote – Dublin. Following the successful Grow Remote Dublin chapter event in March, the remote workers of Dublin will return to the Hole in the Wall pub to connect, network and discuss the potential for social impact locally in the city. On the night, the conversation will be led by special guests: Senator Emer Currie, Remote & Flexible Work advocate Dónal Kearney – Community Manager at Grow Remote Senator Currie is the leading advocate for remote working in the Dáil while Dónal connects daily with the thousands of remote workers who make up Grow Re ..read more
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Remote Work Training Testimonials
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by Work Remote
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LOETB, in collaboration with IDA Ireland, SOLAS, and Grow Remote, has created this training program to develop the skillset required of learners wishing to enter into employment in the area of Remote Work. Last year we trained almost a thousand people about remote work. This year our work continues. Here’s a few words from our learners this year. Rachel I am really enjoying the course so far. The group and the hosts Andy and June are really friendly, supportive  and helpful in sharing information. Enjoyed the break out rooms and discussions.  Eugene I’m half way through the Thriving ..read more
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Remote work is the best solution for regional income inequality
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by Work Remote
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Remote work could be as transformative for people living outside of our cities as the Rural Electrification Scheme, which brought electricity to 1.75 million people and opened up unlimited opportunities for rural development. But the data this week from the CSO tells us what we already knew from our work on the ground – that we still have some distance to travel. The income gap between the richest and poorest counties in Ireland has grown and will continue to grow unless we take decisive action.  The highest disposable incomes in Ireland by county are in Dublin, followed by Lime ..read more
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Grow Remote Conference 2019
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by Work Remote
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As advocates for remote work and the revitalization of rural communities, Grow Remote was thrilled to partner with Smart Community Tubbercurry & South Sligo for the Grow Remote Conference, held in Tubbercurry on April 16th, 2019. The conference marked a significant milestone for Tubbercurry as Ireland’s first Smart Community. This designation reflects a shared commitment to harnessing digital technology to drive local prosperity and connectivity. We were honored to play a role in this transformative event. Smart Community Tubbercurry’s dedication to fostering digital literacy and economic ..read more
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Grow Remote Summit 2023
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by Work Remote
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At the Grow Remote Summit 2023: Ireland’s National Remote Working Conference, we’re bringing together the remote working community, leaders in government, business innovators, and employers to explore the future of work The last 2 years has swept remote work up into many things. Collectively, we now need to have conversations, in person, on the future of remote for profit, people and planet. So together, we’ll explore this challenge over two days of talks, a recruitment fair, and a jam-packed slate of after-hours events – all included in your ticket price. Buy your ticket via Eventbrite ..read more
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Grow Remote Conference 2018
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by Work Remote
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On 28th September, 150 people gathered in the conference room of The Rose Hotel in Tralee, eager to see what the day would bring. Freelancers, business owners, and community leaders had travelled from across Ireland to take part in Ireland’s first remote working conference, Grow Remote. Grow Remote was organised by a WhatsApp group of plucky people who love remote working, led by Tracy Keogh. We felt that Ireland was the perfect place for remote working, the only thing missing was the jobs! After weeks of intense planning and discussion, Ireland’s first remote working conference came toge ..read more
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How 5 chapters made impact in their local community
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by Work Remote
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It has been a year of growth and impact for Grow Remote chapters. At the beginning of 2022, it was a challenge to even organise an offline meet-up due to Covid restrictions. Our local chapters have come a long way this year and we are delighted to be able to support the inspiring grassroots changemakers across the Grow Remote community. Throughout the year, we have wtinessed so many wonderful events and we have been lucky to support transformational activity happening in local communities across Ireland. In this blog post, we wanted to share with you just some of the recent community ..read more
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Remote workers have a significantly better employee experience than on-site workers
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by Work Remote
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Press release Remote working expert group Grow Remote has welcomed the launch of new draft legislation on the right to request remote work – but is calling on the Government to ensure businesses are properly supported in making the post-pandemic transition to a sustainable remote working model.  “We really welcome the commitment to a proper legal framework around the right to request remote working,” says Grow Remote Chairman John Riordan. “However, it cannot by itself drive the systemic change needed to build a world-class remote working ecosystem in Ireland. Real action and investment i ..read more
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A story of innovative community development in Donegal
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by Work Remote
7h ago
Think of an island off the West coast of Ireland and the word ‘remote’ will immediately come to mind. And in the case of Arranmore Island you would be right – but not for the reasons you think. Yes, it is located off the wild and stormy west coast of Donegal, but thanks to to the work of the local community this remote island has become one of the most connected places in Ireland.  And now a small group of volunteers from the area have come together to address the problem of underemployment in their community, by helping locals find remote jobs. The local changemakers of Arranmore ha ..read more
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