John T O’Sullivan CEO Bio Atlantis in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

It may not be as lucrative as the rare whale dung known as ambergris used in perfumes, but there’s floating gold flourishing on Ireland’s 7,800km coa(...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)

SIPO heard that Pádraig Doherty attended a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbo, Co Galway for which he claimed mileage expenses and overnight expenses despite spending that night in Donegal. Image: Google Street View

Former Donegal County Councillor Pádraig Doherty contravened ethical standards for local representatives by double claiming expenses for the same even(...)

Harvesting seaweed on the west coast near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph:  Joe O’Shaughnessy

A former chief executive of State seaweed company Arramara Teo has called for full disclosure of the terms under which the firm was sold to Canadia(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív has called on Údarás na Gaeltachta to disclose the sale price of State seaweed company Arramara. Image: Google Street View

Former Gaeltacht minister Éamon Ó Cuív has called on Údarás na Gaeltachta to disclose the sale price of State seaweed company Arramara to a Canadian m(...)

Full list of candidates Storm damage, flooding, farming policy, wind turbines and fish farms might seem like potential local election issues in Ga(...)

SIPO heard that  Cllr Pádraig Doherty attended a meeting of Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbo, Co Galway for which he claimed mileage expenses and overnight expenses despite spending that night in Donegal. Image: Google Street View

A Donegal County Councillor has appeared before the Standards in Public Office Commission over allegations around travel and subsistence expenses, inc(...)

Tayto crisps

Údarás na Gaeltachta yesterday expressed its regret and disappointment at the announcement that Largo Foods is to close its factory in Gweedore(...)

Largo Foods managing director Ray Coyle and Mr Tayto

Crisp-maker Largo Foods is to close its manufacturing facility in Co Donegal with the loss of 140 jobs. The company, which mak(...)

Electronic cigarettes being manufactured in China.

As Minister for Health Dr James Reilly considers banning the sale of e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18, State agency Údarás na Gaeltachta is t(...)