Rural and community development is essential to the post-pandemic recovery.
That's according to local Minister Heather Humphreys, who opened this morning's Shared Island Dialogue in Drumhowan Geraldine's GAA club.
This morning's event is the tenth of the Shared Island Dialogue series and the first of the regional Dialogues planned for this year, which aim to foster constructive and inclusive dialogue between all communities and traditions on the island of Ireland.
The theme of today's Dialogue is "Enabling Rural and Community Development on a Shared Island" and panel discussions will focus on the potential for rural hubs to support economic development and employability in rural areas.
Minister Humphreys told Northern Sound that Drumhowan is a prime example of how that can be realised: