This afternoon the government will announce details of a new “worker-led” decentralisation plan that is aimed at encouraging and expanding remote working.
A major new government plan - 'Our Rural Future' also commits to a fund to re-purpose vacant buildings in rural towns to turn them into shared office spaces with access to high speed broadband.
The government is understood to be examining further financial incentives such as relocation grants to get people out of cities.
Pilot schemes are set to be launched to provide state-backed taxis or hackneys in rural communities that can't support public transport networks on their own.
A separate scheme will aim to turn some rural pubs into community areas, providing additional services in a bid to keep them open.
Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphreys will formally launch the plan this afternoon and she says it provides a huge opportunity to change how people work.
To look at the Plan and what it might deliver to this region, Mayo deputies - Fianna Fail's Dara Calleary and Sinn Fein’s Rose Conway Walsh spoke to Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley about the likely impact of the new plan on this region...