Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Seán Kyne: said one final effort would be made to reach a deal between Aer Arann Islands and the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson

Negotiations between Aer Arann Islands and the Government over a new contract for flights to the Aran Islands are deadlocked, according to Minister o(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne has said he is confident a solution can be found to the latest setback over providing an air service to (...)

The HSE has shelved plans to relocate a service for disabled children in the Connemara Gaeltacht due to language issues. Photograph:   Brenda Fitzsimons

The Health Service Executive has postponed plans to relocate a service for children with complex disabilities in the Connemara Gaeltacht due to diffi(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh defended his decision to sanction a grant of €485,000 to restore a theatre in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal, against the advice of Department officials. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has defended his decision to sanction a grant of €485,000 to restore a theatre in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Don(...)

Aer Arann Islands has said it will fly today as a gesture of goodwill to the islanders

The Department of the Gaeltacht failed to extend the contract to the existing Aran Islands air service before it made its last flight yesterday . How(...)

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(...)

 Kilronan, Inis Mór: Save Our Air Service Committee to host public meetings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A cross-party delegation of politicians is due to visit the Aran Islands today to discuss the future of its air service, as a row continues over the(...)

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 (...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

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