Mannin beach between near Ballyconneely in Connemara Co Galway. Several US colleges have based their ‘study abroad’  modules in the wider area as a partnership with the Connemara Wes, community development organisation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Prof Deborah Wickering comes across the name “Tully” back in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, her heart skips a little beat and she thinks of Connemara. (...)

Joe McHugh: ‘I’d be fluent at this stage. I do all my business through Irish and do live interviews in Irish.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh goes back to school today. Previously a summer school student in Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, with langua(...)

Employment in Irish-owned firms has increased by 27 per cent from the low point in 2011

Companies supported by state agencies created more than 21,000 additional jobs last year, according to new figures provided by the Department of Jobs,(...)

Tourism is still a massive resource for Donegal, with unspoilt beaches, Mount Errigal (above), Glenveagh National Park, Tory Island  and the marketing success of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph:  Getty Images

While the 2016 Census results saw most counties experience some level of population growth over the last five years, three counties experienced a decl(...)

Companies Office records show shareholders in Maoiniú Mara included Údarás na Gaeltachta, which held 1.6 million shares across different classes.

Údarás na Gaeltachta has said it was not involved in a €1 million deal involving a stake in fish farmer Bradán Beo, in which the State body is a share(...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)

Voting to select the next Fine Gael party leader ended at noon on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are just a few hours until the next Fine Gael leader, and likely next Taoiseach, is elected. Here is how the results will be announced and a bri(...)

Connemara Food Ventures founders James and Deirdre Cunningham: To create the blends we needed to be taste neutral while adhering to our central goal of adding nutritional value.”

 James and Deirdre Cunningham are the driving force behind Dulse restaurant in Barna, Co Galway. They are also the cofounders of Connemara Food V(...)

The first education policy for the Gaeltacht provide an opportunity to refocus State policy on the crisis of the Irish language in the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It has been something of a wait: the first education policy for the Gaeltacht (2017-2022) was recently published by the Department of Education and Sk(...)

The Government’s Action Plan for Rural Ireland was set out in Ballymahon, Co Longford, by  Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government’s Action Plan for Rural Ireland was set out in Ballymahon, Co Longford, by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Monday. The investment plans conta(...)