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(...)

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has resigned from Fianna Fáil, after he was found to have breached ethics legislation.

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has resigned from Fianna Fáil, after he was found to have breached ethics legislation. The Standards in Public Office Commi(...)

Dingle-based traditional singer  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: “Around here, everyone is just a bit strange and that’s great.”

“I call this place ‘An Res’, as in the reservation,” says Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, a traditional singer and flautist based in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaelt(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Refom Paschal Donohoe gives his speech.

In making my first Estimates Statement to the Dáil, I am aware that my responsibility differs from that of my predecessor in his first year in Office.(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

HiveAlive helps bees fight disease by supporting their gut health

Seaweed has numerous well-documented health and beauty benefits for humans. But apparently it is also good for bees and the Irish-developed seaweed-ba(...)

Séamas Mac Géidigh – Born: August 3rd, 1961; Died: July 4th, 2016

Séamas Mac Géidigh, who has died suddenly while out walking near his home outside Gortahork, Co Donegal, was a professional broadcaster to his fingert(...)

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Seán Kyne welcomed the Proxy Biomedical investment in An Spidéal, Co Galway. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proxy Biomedical Ltd has announced a €3.5 million expansion of its facility in An Spidéal, Co Galway, which will create 35 additional jobs. It is un(...)

Gweedore, Donegal. Last year, Údarás na Gaeltachta announced that it was to fund a three year enterprise development action plan to support employment creation on the Gaoth Dobhair business park.

An English digital marketing company, SLM Connect, is to create 125 new jobs in the Gaoth Dobhair business park, in Donegal. The expansion plan is su(...)

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