Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in which he outlined his reasons for appointing a non-Irish speaker to the post of Minister of State for Gae(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: criticised over comments he made about the use of Irish in Gaeltacht areas. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a radio documentary in which he disputed the decline of Irish as a spoken language in the Gaeltacht and outli(...)

Personal best: Tony Ling with 5lb 10oz trout from Lough Corrib

The village of Baile Bhúirne (Ballyvourney) in west Cork will come alive this week with the hosting of the Five Nations Fly Fishing Championship by(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  The Government has approved an investment by Údarás na Gaeltachta of €5 million research and development grant assistance to be paid over a period of five years to Randox Teo. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 300 jobs are to be created at a Co Donegal medical plant by 2020. The Government has approved an investment by Údarás na Gaeltachta of €5 mi(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, said he did a very, very weak Leaving Certificate in Irish: his writing skills were okay, but his spoken Irish was very poor. Photograph: The Irish Times 5:05

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has achieved a “feabhas mór” (big improvement) in the standard of his Irish in (...)

New sonar images of the Lusitania have been produced by members of the Infomar (Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource) team at the Geological Survey of Ireland and the National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 4:01

New seabed imaging of the RMS Lusitania has been released ahead of the centenary of its sinking by torpedo on May 7th, 1915. The sonar images have bee(...)

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has called for efforts to reduce  the numbers admitted to hospital, particularly from nursing homes. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

There is a need for the health service to reduce the number of people admitted to hospital, particularly from nursing homes, Fine Gael Senator Colm Bu(...)

Peter Casey hopes to win Fine Gael Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh’s seat.

Dragons Den entrepreneur Peter Casey has confirmed he will contest the upcoming General Election in Donegal as an Independent candidate.Mr Casey, from(...)

´The Lisheen zinc and lead mine in Thurles, Co Tipperary. The Irish mining industry is centred around zinc production. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has the most attractive corporate taxation regime in the world for mining, according to a detailed survey of the industry by a respected Cana(...)