ConnectedHubs.ie - Ireland's first digital hub network is now live!31 May 2021
On Monday 31st May 2021, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD officially launched the Connected Hubs Network, Ireland’s first national network of remote working hubs.
The ConnectedHubs.ie platform will offer a suite of booking, hub management and e-commerce applications to members of the Network. The Network will also facilitate the sharing of innovation, experience and best practices across the community. These supports will serve to maximise benefit to member hubs, hub clients, employers, local communities and the wider economy.
To date, we have mapped close to 400 remote working hubs across the country. These hubs will be invited to join the Connected Hubs Network to create shared infrastructure that will deliver real benefits across the country.
Connectedhubs.ie is a key action of Our Rural Future and will see over 100 hubs connected by the end of 2021. Already, 66 hubs across the country are on board and are accessible to remote workers via an online map.This number will rise to over 100 by the end 2021 with the overall target of 400 set to be exceeded.
Announcing the launch of the network in Swinford,Co Mayo, MinisterHumphreys said: “Remote Working is a key commitment of ‘Our Rural Future’, the most ambitious policy for Rural Ireland in decades. Today, we are demonstrating the action behind that policy through the launch of Connected Hubs. Hub working can support the development of employment opportunities and career paths in rural areas. This will help to give young people the choice to stay closer to home while pursuing their careers and also to encourage people living in cities to consider moving to a more rural location.”