Rows of mink cage houses each holding up to 1,000 mink. Donegal-born Sven Sjoholm’s parents, Sune and Karita Sjoholm, moved from Finland in 1968 in response to an advertisement looking to attract foreign fur farmers to Ireland.

Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms. Tall steel gates, electric(...)

Acadamh na Gaeilge, OÉG students, from left: Erin Mac an tSaoir, Dublin; Eoin de Bhailís, An Cheathrú Rua, Co Galway and Ciara Ní Mhéalóid, Camus Uachtar, Co Galway at the announcement by Minister of State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne TD of a €250,000 student Gaeltacht fund. With the Minister are Séamas Ó Concheanainn, Acadamh na Gaeilge, OÉG Carna and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Áras na Gaeilge, OÉG Galway. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

A scheme similar to the European Erasmus exchange programme has been announced which will see up to 175 third level students spend a semester studying(...)

Minister of State Sean Kyne said he was pleased his department had reached an agreement setting out a plan for future of the service to the Aran Islands

Flights to the Aran Islands will continue as scheduled in the short term after an agreement was reached between the Department of the Gaeltacht and th(...)

Uncertainty over the island service dates back more than three years.

Shannon Airport may be used as a link base with the Aran Islands if efforts to resolve difficulties with the contract held by Aer Arann Islands fail. (...)

Dín Aonghasa, a prehistoric fort on Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Aran islanders are to meet Government chief whip and Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh next week to try and resolve the latest row over the air link with (...)

Local children lead the parade of islanders on St Patrick’s Day on Tory Island in 2016. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Residents from Tory Island in Co Donegal have threatened to move from the island unless a suitable ferry is provided for transport to and from the mai(...)

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(...)

Aran islanders on Inis Mór face a second day without a passenger ferry. File photograph: Getty Images

Aran islanders on Inis Mór face a second day without a passenger ferry on Friday as efforts continue to resolve a row over levies. Three-way talks in(...)

Island Ferries says it has no problem with harbour dues, but the levy makes its winter service unsustainable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Winter ferry services to the Aran island of Inis Mór may be cut from Thursday due to an impasse over a passenger levy sought by Galway County Council.(...)

An aerial view of part of the Aran island of  Inis Mór. Residents of the island have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galway over the winter months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Residents of the Aran island of Inis Mór have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galwa(...)

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