EU €3.0 Million

The Scottish newspaper, The Herald, carries news that the EU is to fund a skill-sharing initiative in Northern Ireland.After the apparent unwillingness to co-operate for the common good shown by our politicians in Leeds Castle, It’s good to see that at grass-roots level communities can work together.

€3m over the next few years from the EU’s Peace and Reconciliation Fund will fund the “Focus Farm Programme.” The initiative is aiming to inject cash, divided between farmers across the religious divide, in a scheme where farms will host small groups of visitors in order to pass on advice and expertise.