Irish connection in Germany
Westmeath Community Development Ltd was formed in 1993 under the LEADER II programme. In 2007, a project team headed up by Joe Potter initiated a study into renewable energy resources in the county and commissioned a follow-up study on its own role in supporting renewable energy.
Representing the Irish arm of the Bio Regions project on the visit to the Achental region was Patrick Daly, who lectures in Environmental Design in the school of Architecture DIT and is the consultant on the Irish project. Vincent Nally of Irish Rural Link and Paddy Donnelly IFA are also on the panel.