Rural development

FÁS – (Foras Aiseanna Saothair) | DERREG

Name / Title

FÁS – (Foras Aiseanna Saothair)

Case Study Region

BMW, West of Ireland – Roscommon

Geographical coverage

National, with county and regional-level branches.


Government; advice service; training scheme; project; partnership

Main activity / focus

Employment/recruitment; advice to industry/community enterprise.

Target beneficiaries / market


Current Funding source(s)

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation


Employers/members of the public seeking skills-based training/community enterprise participants



FÁS is the National Training and Employment Authority. Its functions include the operation of training and employment programmes, the provision of an employment/recruitment service, an advisory service for industry and support for community-based enterprises. Its main training centre in the west is located in Galway City, with employment services offices located in other county towns. There is one employment services office in Roscommon Town.

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