An image from Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands.  Island residents have called on the Minister for the Gaeltacht  to reconsider the decision to award the air service contract for the islands to a helicopter firm in  east Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 4:26

Aran Island residents have called on Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh to reconsider the decision to award the State’s air service contract for th(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Dean Lyons, now deceased, was the first person who made an independent admission to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997

A former Assistant Garda Commissioner has told a jury how a man who was first charged with the 1997 murder of one woman, but later had the charge with(...)

The Taoiseach said Joe McHugh (above) pursuing a language course would allow him to discuss the issues which mattered with Éamon Ó Cuív on TG4 or any other forum around the country.

The new Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh is to take a refresher course in the Irish language, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.Mr Kenny(...)

A tongue-tied minister

How could Taoiseach Enda Kenny have appointed a junior minister with a special responsibility for the Gaeltacht, who lacks an essential qualification (...)

Sgt Patrick Morrissey (49) was murdered in 1985.

The State’s treatment of a man entering his 28th year of imprisonment for the murder of a garda amounts to “huge and unwarranted unfairness”, the Supr(...)