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While a cancellation of the Gaeltacht summer colleges was expected, the absence of any support packages for the colleges and the man tí has been condemned by a Galway TD.
Seán Kyne has been given a junior ministerial portfolio that takes him across two government departments, while Ciaran Cannon has been rescued from the backbenches, having also been appointed a Minister of State, under new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
“Long term damage” could be inflicted on the air service to the Aran Islands as the current contract for the service could force passengers needing flights for funerals or other ‘unprecedented situations’ facing to pay up to €35 extra per seat.
"Long term damage" could be inflicted on the air service to the Aran Islands as the current contract for the service could force passengers needing flights for funerals or other 'unprecedented situations' to pay up to €35 extra per seat.
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.
Executive Helicopters have released a statement to address the ongoing issue regarding air transport to and from the Aran Islands. The company says helicopters are already the mainstay and air transport of choice to many offshore islands in open ocean conditions and give the example of the Tory Island service off Donegal coast, which has been operating since 1985 and is part-funded by the Department of the Gaeltacht.