By Dan Walsh
A series of new initiatives and funding from Government will make remote working more accessible and attractive for Wexford people, according to Fine Gael TD, Paul Kehoe.
Deputy Kehoe said: “A series of measures announced by my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, marks a significant development in making remote working a more viable option for people living in Wexford.
“At least 10,000 hot desk spaces will be provided across the country under the new Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme, which is aimed at both existing hub users, as well as those accessing digital hub facilities in Wexford for the first time. The scheme will initially provide three days of hub use per person between now and the end of August.
“Under the funding, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech Hub is to receive €31,950 as part of a series of new initiatives to support Remote Working.
The funding will be used to provide higher spec. laptops and a printer; scanner; photocopier to conduct work efficiently and professionally. “In addition to these measures, funding of €50,000 is also being provided to Wexford County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
“This will help Wexford County Council to promote remote working opportunities and Wexford communities as a destination for people considering relocating from our cities and larger towns who may want to return home and enjoy a new experience.
“The drive to encourage remote working will help revitalise towns and villages and it supports Fine Gael’s ambition and campaign to build stronger, safer communities in Wexford, Deputy Kehoe concluded.