Aer Arann Islands owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh said he was ‘devastated’ at the decision and said it represented a blow to the islands. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has agreed to meet an Aran Islands delegation next Tuesday over his decision to award the State’(...)

HSE West has approved the appointment of a permanent nurse to the Co Mayo island of Inishturk, which had no basic medical cover from September 2014. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Two islands have been given permanent nursing cover after long campaigns to have the posts filled. HSE West has approved the appointment of a permanen(...)

 Paddy Crowe (far right): The Inis Oírr co-op manager says it had made a series of requests to meet Irish Water over its ongoing problems, with no response. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Islanders on Inis Oírr experiencing chronic water shortages and drought discovered by accident that an Irish Water delegation had flown out to the i(...)

Bottlenose dolphins Sandy and Clet play off the Aran island of Inis Oírr. Clet came up from from Dingle, arriving last Monday. Photograph: Cormac Coyne

Kerry may have won the Sam Maguire, but it isn’t enough for one marine visitor. The French bottlenose which has been sighted off the south coast over(...)

Water supplies on the largest island of Inis Mor are said to be relatively good, but residents of the other two Aran Islands are experiencing shortages after prolonged dry spells this summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The southernmost Aran island of Inis Oírr has received its first emergency water delivery of the summer, while a third delivery has been made to neigh(...)

Rhoda Twombly: ‘It is vital that the level of healthcare on the islands is not only maintained but, in cases where there have been reductions in the numbre there have been reductions in the number of nurses employed and the hours that they work, restored to previous levels.’

When Sarah Walsh prepares her bag for maternity hospital in a few days’ time, she won’t be as obsessed with weather forecasts as she was when approach(...)

Limestone landscape on three Aran Islands is to benefit from an EU programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fragile limestone landscape on the three Aran islands is to be protected under a new EU-funded programme which has already proved successful acro(...)

BrÍd NÍ Greofa (88) voting in Inis Oírr national school with Pádraic Ó Conghaile, presiding officer, and Pádraig Ó Donncha, poll clerk, in attendance. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When Tomás Conneely pulled up his tractor at Inis Oírr’s polling station yesterday afternoon, turnout for the European and local elections was about 1(...)

 Michael McNamara, Andrew Doyle  (Chair) and Éamon Ó Cuív of the Joint Sub-committee on Fisheries launching their report on Inis Oírr off the Co Galway Coast. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Residents on the Aran Island of Inis Oírr have questioned how the proposed fish farm for Galway Bay could have survived the recent hurricane force win(...)