Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: An Ghaeilge

New project launched to help ensure Irish language versions of tech services

At the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival I launched a new campaign which aims to ensure new technology services and products are available through Irish. ‘Míle Glór’, a thousand voices, is an initiative from Irish Language technology project, ‘’, which is aiming to record 1,000 people speaking Irish. The recordings, of people from each dialect and of… Continue Reading

Commencement of tender process for Inishbofin ferry service

  I am delighted to approve the commencement of this tender process which will be administered by the Islands Section of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Subject to receipt and evaluation of tenders, the new contract will come into effect on 1st January 2020 and provide a passenger ferry service between Inishbofin and Cleggan… Continue Reading

Allocation of over €683,000 to support the Irish Language including a scheme in honour of the late Joe McDonagh

  As Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin I recently approved funding of over €683,000 to Irish Language organisation, Glór na nGael for 2019 – 2022 to develop the Joe McDonagh Foundation and support the Teanga Tí/Family Language Scheme. The funding for the Joe McDonagh Foundation/Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha, named in memory… Continue Reading

Deontas d’os cionn €680,000 ceadaithe do Scéimeanna Ghlór na nGael

Mar Phríomh-Aoire an Rialtais agus Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin cheadaigh mé  deontas €683,677 do Ghlór na nGael don tréimhse 2019-2022 chun Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha agus an scéim Teanga Tí a fhorbairt. Is scéim tacaíochta de chuid Ghlór na nGael agus de chuid Chumann Lúthchleas Gael (CLG) í Fondúireacht… Continue Reading

Sound and Vision Scheme boost for local TV and radio producers and broadcasters

€1.66 million allocated for Irish Language programming €5.9 million funding allocated to 122 radio and TV projects The latest round of funding under the Sound and Vision Scheme will support radio and TV production in Galway and the West, with over €1.66 million in funding alone for Irish Language programming. Operated by the Broadcasting Authority… Continue Reading