A plan to bring together a range of businesses, arts organisations and cultural institutions is in the pipeline, with a focus on the community of Wicklow, according to a Fáilte Ireland report.
This is part of a wider effort to build up community ties in rural Ireland and to encourage more participation in local communities.
It will be funded by a Government package which will also see the construction of a range for the city of Limerick and other towns.
“A number of businesses and community groups are looking at what it means to do this in rural communities, and are keen to have a voice in the planning process,” said Fáilein’s Fianna Fáín spokesperson, Clare Daly.
“It’s about engaging communities and building trust.”
Fiannas want to see Faireys focus on creating more jobs and jobs for the local people.
“The Government is committed to building new businesses in rural areas, and to supporting the creation of jobs in rural economies, including providing support for small business in rural and remote areas,” she said.
“As the economy grows in rural towns, it’s important to have business and community leaders from the community involved in the discussion.”
The Faireies plan will be one of the first to be published in the coming months.
It’s a far cry from the Fáilleins vision for a country of 1.2 million, which was published in 2017.
Faireydays plan would see an increase in investment in schools, health services, jobs and community centres, and would also see a further investment in the country’s infrastructure.
It would also involve an increased presence of the Fiann’s Department of Social Protection, which has been in place since 2016.
“We’re going to invest in our rural economy, we’re going out and talking to people about what’s happening in their towns and communities, we need to get involved in their communities,” said Ms Daly.
The Fáillian’s plan has been praised by local businesses and experts, with one local business owner saying it was “a great idea” and adding: “It shows that we can get on with the job of helping our communities and make the most of our small businesses.”
The plans to bring business together will also involve a number of other measures, including more community engagement on social media and a more targeted outreach to people in areas where there is a large population.
A plan will also be put forward to help communities and businesses create their own “digital hubs” that would allow them to interact with other communities online.
In a statement, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that the Government would be working with the Faire’s team to help them plan for the future.
“Fairey is an exciting initiative that will help build new jobs, businesses and communities across rural Ireland,” he said.