Michael Ring, TD
Michael Ring TD was the Minister for Rural & Community Development until 27 June 2020 having been appointed on 14 June 2017. He previously served as Minister of State for Regional Economic Development. He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with Special Responsibility for Tourism and Sport.
He represents the Mayo constituency, where he was first elected to the Dáil in a bye-election in 1994. Michael has held a number of senior front bench positions within Fine Gael and has been acknowledged for his outstanding work as a backbencher and contributor to Dáil debates by a number of media outlets.
A former member of Westport Urban District Council and Mayo County Council, he won an All-Ireland Vocational Schools football medal with Mayo in 1971.
News & Statements
More train services and carriages needed for Dublin to Westport – Ring
More Irish Rail services from Dublin to Westport are required to boost the local economy and tourism, a Fine Gael TD has said.19th February 2023
Sinn Féin’s cynical attempt to tarnish the reputation of a dedicated Minister will not succeed – Ring
The campaign by Sinn Féin to target Minister Paschal Donohoe is nothing more than a cynical attempt to tarnish the reputation of a committed public servant and will not succeed, a Fine Gael TD has said.22nd January 2023
Rural communities will not be bullied by big banks trying to strip away their services – Ring
AIB’s U-turn on removing cash services at branches demonstrates that communities in rural Ireland are a force to be reckoned with and will fight back against any attack on their way of life, according to Fine Gael TD Michael Ring.22nd July 2022
Any Government decision on turf requires full backing of Fine Gael PP – Ring
Any future decisions made by Government on turf must be fully supported by Fine Gael Ministers, TDs and Senators, Deputy Michael Ring has said.3rd July 2022
Use of turf needed long into our future - Ring
Fine Gael is working across Government to ensure a fair resolution on the proposals for the sale and distribution of turf that will protect the rights of the people of rural Ireland, Deputy Michael Ring has said.1st May 2022
Financial service providers must support rural Ireland
Financial service providers must offer sustained proper services to rural communities, towns and villages across Ireland, Fine Gael TD Michael Ring has said.1st March 2021
Fianna Fáil misleading people in relation to funding for rural communities - Ring
Fianna Fáil are misleading people in relation to Government funding for rural communities, according to the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.19th September 2019
€1 billion Rural Regeneration Fund is new money which will transform communities – Ring
The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has said that the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is a game changer for rural Ireland.19th February 2018
Minister Ring announces €226,000 for 9 projects in Mayo through LEADER programme
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has announced the approval of €226,000 in funding for 9 communities and businesses in Mayo. The funding for these projects will be provided by the Minister’s Department through the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group.9th February 2018
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