Close to a half a million euro has been announced today for remote working hubs across the region.
Minister Heather Humphreys announced the 5 million euro in funding today for the upgrade of hubs across the country, with 15 local centres set to benefit.
Roscommon has received the largest local allocation of the funding, with €190,985 set aside for a series of projects.
The Spool Factory in Boyle is to get €57,498 for a new automated access technology for users working with different timezones, along with the upgrade of wheelchair accessible desks, carpeting and ergonomic chairs.
Hubs in Elphin, Brideswell, Castleplunkett, Four Roads and Boyle are to share €58,636 for the installation of heating upgrades, IT upgrades. external signage and defibrillators.
Tulsk Digi-Hub and Gorthaganny Resource Centre in Roscommon will get €38,493 and €36,358 respectively for the expansion of existing hub facilities.
Leitrim has received the next largest slice of funding at €130,239 for three centres.
Mohill Enterprise Centre will see works to increase office space and supports funded by €44,712, while the AughaWillan GAA Hub will net €10,555 for facility improvements.
Manhorhamilton Hub meanwhile, has secured €74,970 for refurbishment of the ground floor office.
Four Longford Hubs are to share €120,000 of funding, with Moyne, Moydow, Abbeyshrule and Ardagh offices set to see the installation of new windows, flooring and updated toilet facilities.