Donegal people are being invited to have their say to shape the future of remote working in an online event.
The event is organised by Fine Gael who wants to hear the views of people in Donegal on remote working in an online event attended by Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys and Donegal TD Joe McHugh.
People are encouraged to register online and take part in a discussion on remote working, which takes place on Thursday, 15th April at 8pm.
This is the third meeting in a series of online events taking place under the brand “Shape Your Future.”
Deputy McHugh said: “The aim of this online event is listen to the views of people who are adapting to new ways for working as a result of Covid-19 and to inform them of the work underway in making remote and flexible working a permanent and viable option for workers.
“Both Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta have been working on a digital strategy with Government and has been targeting infrastructural investment to make this a reality.
“A digital hub is up and running on Aran Mór Island and Carrigart Digital Hub is under construction. Gteic Gaoth Dobhair has invested €2 million euro in creating a state-of-the-art digital space and the Science Park in Letterkenny continues to grow with its collaboration with business across the North.
“The Co Lab in Letterkenny in conjunction with LYIT and ERNACT has been leading the way for over two decades and this will provide the template for future development.
“Over €1 million has been sanctioned for a digital hub in Buncrana and along with Kilcar and Donegal Town, the momentum is in the County for continued investment. Towns stretching from Rathmullen to Dungloe and Killybegs to Moville are all preparing for a new and different future and it is imperative that every voice is heard during the consultation on remote working.
“Further expansion in investment will be required to satisfy demand throughout the county. As part of this vision, The Twin Towns and Carndonagh are at an advanced stage of preparation for significant investment in providing a solution for companies and individuals considering remote working.
“The message is clear. Donegal is open for business in terms of digital space and a quality place to live, Deputy McHugh concluded.
People can take part in the event, which takes place on Thursday 15th April at 8pm, by registering their details through Fine Gael’s website https://www.finegael.ie/shapeyourfuture/donegal/