12 anti-water charge protesters are demonstrating outside the constituency offices of Joe McHugh TD in Letterkenny. Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

A group of protesters began a 24 hour anti-water charge protest today outside a Government minister’s office in Donegal. Approximately 12 members of t(...)

Mary Heanue, Inis Turk; John Walsh, Bere Island; Simon Murray, Inis Boffin; Aisling Moran, Sherkin Island and Mairtin O’ Mealóid, Cape Clear met to discuss a move by two government departments to temporarily avert funding cuts for development offices. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

English-speaking island communities say they are “not one bit happy” with a move by two government departments to temporarily avert funding cuts for d(...)

Independent Donegal county councillor Micheál Mac Giolla Easbuig said junior minister Joe McHugh needed to show the people of Donegal where he stands on the issue of water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge protestors are to hold a marathon 24-hour protest outside a Government minister’s office in Donegal later this week.Members of Can’t(...)

 Medical diagnostics firm Randox Teoranta is to invest €25 million expanding its plant in Co Donegal. Photo: Bloomberg

Medical diagnostics firm Randox Teoranta plans to create more than 470 new jobs over the next six years, as part of a €25 million expansion of its pla(...)

Seabed survey carried out by the Geological Survey of Ireland in 2012. Data shown here vertically exaggerated four times to highlight features.

Inishbogfin islanders know the shape of their coastline from Admiralty charts, but new images show the exact size of the Connemara seascape.A “real ma(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan condemned attackers of Orange Hall as “intolerant cowards whose criminal actions destroyed a facility used by the entire community.” Photograph: Frank Miller

A suspected arson attack on an Orange Hall in Co Donegal, has been condemned by local residents and politicians.The Orange Hall in Kiltoal on the out(...)

Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh with fomer taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Carna, Co  Galway, yesterday.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In the crowded marquee in the small Connemara village of Carna, there was a flutter of surprise when the strainséir, the well-known politician from el(...)

Aldi: Schools had barely closed their doors for the summer when the German supermarket began promising to sell cash-strapped parents a complete pri(...)

New Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh who has begun a refresher course in Irish with Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal.

After a week of sustained criticism for his lack of Irish, the new Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh has begun a refresher course in Irish(...)

The Minister and the language

A chara, – Aidan Doyle, in his rather downbeat article “Irish language is not a part of us – it must be learned” (July 19th), is quite wrong in implyi(...)