Cavan remote working hubs get boost of over €200k

Over €236,000 in funding which will make remote working a reality for communities across Cavan.

The unprecedented investment in remote working in the county will see the upgrades of ten facilities known as Broadband Connection Points (BCPs).

Some €225,000 in funding will enhance BCPs at Cornafean, Templeport, Bunnoe, Mullahoran, Drumavaddy, Castlerahan, Killenkere, Kildallan, Drumgoon and Swanlinbar.

The funding will allow the communities to develop their digital hubs to facilitate more remote workers and will support them in the purchase equipment, furniture and security systems.

Over €11,000 will also be invested in the Cavan Digital Hub, with a focus on developing technology at the facility.

The funding is part of an €8.6 million package announced by Minister Humphreys under the Connected Hubs Fund.

This initiative is designed to create Ireland’s first ever national network of hubs – ensuring remote working can be availed of by workers, business people, students and tourists alike.

Announcing the funding, Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys said: “I am really delighted to announce such a huge investment in remote working facilities in County Cavan, which will enhance these hub facilities to the benefit of so many communities.

“I want this investment to be a further step in ensuring workers, employers and students in Cavan do not have to embark on that long and tedious commute to Dublin or other urban centres every day.

“When I launched ‘Our Rural Future’, our new strategy for Rural Ireland, I pledged that we would learn from the lessons of Covid-19 and make remote working a reality for tens of thousands of people. This is the action behind that policy.

“The investment announced today will provide an increased number of families and individuals with the option to live and work in our rural communities. Remote working from hubs and Broadband Connection Points benefitting from this funding will also support local economies and assist in reducing our carbon emissions.”