Conradh na Gaeilge wants appointment of a senior minister with responsibility for Irish and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Budget 2019 has failed to deliver fairness to Gaeltacht communities and highlights the need for a senior Government minister with Cabinet responsibili(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 90 community, language and Gaeltacht organisations have come together to support a pre-budget call for funding of a plan that would help create(...)

Jenny O’Halloran of Bláth na Mara: “I think Dad is confident we can to do a professional job and has let us at it to prove ourselves.”
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Jenny O’Halloran was living in New Zealand when she got a life-changing phone call from her father, Máirtín Concannon. Concannon had founded the seawe(...)

The O’Malley family, who run Achill Island Sea Salt

Achill Island Sea Salt is a family business that was inspired by the forgotten tradition of salt production on the island. Founded by Marjorie O’Malle(...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

The investment includes €460 million earmarked for priority projects at national cultural institutions including the National Library. Photograph: Frank Miller

Investment of almost €1.2 billion in culture, heritage and Irish language works over the next decade will be announced on Tuesday as part of Project I(...)

Employment across Údarás na Gaeltachta supported businesses rose to its highest level since 2008 on the back of continued jobs growth across all regions. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Employment across Údarás na Gaeltachta supported businesses rose to its highest level since 2008 on the back of continued jobs growth across all regio(...)

A social media depiction of the  Cárna-Caiseal GAA team   of 2005. Over half the players have left the area and their faces  are  blanked out – two further team members have left since those blank-outs were made. Photograph: Sportsfile

If a photograph can tell 1,000 words an image on social media can reflect the story of a whole lost generation from a western region. A photo of a s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Joe McHugh Minister of State for the Irish Language, with students from Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail Choir, Movill, Donegal at Government Buildings for the launch of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

All state departments will participate in a major celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the start of the Irish language revival movement next y(...)

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. (...)

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