Lord Scoundrel winner of the Galway Plate 2016

The social event of the year for race goers is almost upon us, so it’s time to dust off the hat and get ready for a week in the west at the 148th Galw(...)

Cyclists on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Numbers flying to the islands last year increased by 2.5 per cent, from to 39,506. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The Government has re-advertised the tender for the €3.6 million subsidised air services to the Aran Islands it cancelled in controversial circumstanc(...)

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has cancelled the tender procedure which could have awarded the Aran Island air service to a helicopter company from October

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has cancelled the tender procedure which could have awarded the Aran Island air service to a helicop(...)

Aer Arann Islands last month lost its contract to provide flights to the Aran Islands. Photograph: Dan Griffin

A West of Ireland based air service is challenging in the High Court the State’s decision to award the Aran Islands contract to a rival service. Aer A(...)

An Aer Arann aircraft refueling at Galway Airport. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In a further twist to the row over the Government’s handling of the Aran Islands air link, a feasibility study on the future of Galway Airport recomme(...)

An Aer Arann plane at Inverin airport, Co Galway. Photograph: Dan Griffin

The Department of the Gaeltacht has offered Aer Arann a four-month extension on its Aran Islands contract until Executive Helicopters takes over. The (...)

Minister  Joe McHugh says competition for the State’s Aran Islands air-service contract remains ‘live’

Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh said competition for the State’s Aran Islands air-service contract remains “live” as hundreds of islanders cal(...)

Joe McHugh: said Executive Helicopters Ltd had been selected as the “preferred tenderer” for the Aran Island air service contract for the next four years

Aer Arann Islands airline owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh has said he is “devastated” and “disappointed” at a Government decision to award the State’s air ser(...)