Fianna Fáil launches major plan to protect islanders' quality of life

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The Aran Islands.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív are visiting Inis Mór today (Thursday) to launch a comprehensive 12 Point Plan to improve life on the Islands.

The strategy includes the appointment of a senior minister with day to day responsibility for the Gaeltacht and the Islands; should Fianna Fáil get back into Government. Another important aspect of the plan is the provision of adequate State contracted ferry services to all islands including Inis Mór, along with connecting buses.

There is also a promise in place to maintain and develop the present air service to the Aran Islands along with a phased development of an air service to Inishbofin island. The issue of air transport to the islands has become extremely controversial in recent times. Aer Arann has been operating flights to the Aran Islands for many years, but in August it was announced that a helicopter company had been selected as the preferred new tenderer.


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