Kilkenny County Council has built ‘Connected Hubs Kilkenny,’ headquartered in five local facilities around the county and based in Broadband Connection Points, in collaboration with local community stakeholders and supported by the Department of Community and Rural Development.
It is a community-based programme that provides space for remote working and meeting room amenities in areas with high-speed broadband.
Galmoy Community Centre, Glenmore Community Centre, Ballyouskill Community Centre, Crosspatrick Community Centre, and Connolly’s of Dunbell are the Kilkenny Connected Hubs.
“This is an important initiative which will deliver for local communities and the wider economy where locals can avail of remote work facilities, meeting room space and work close to home, ensuring a better quality of life for themselves and their families, whilst also addressing our carbon reduction targets”Cathaoirleach Fidelis Doherty
‘Making Remote Work — National Remote Work Strategy.’ will be used that will help mandate that home and remote work be the norm for 20% of public sector employment.
There will also be a need to review the tax and expenditure of remote workers along with mapping and investing in a network of remote working hubs and promoting the right to request remote working. Other areas of work will be development of a code for the right to disconnect and speeding up the provision of high-speed broadband.
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