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Aran Islands air service may be based at Shannon Airport
Irish Times
Irish Times
Shannon Airport may be used as a link base with the Aran Islands if efforts to resolve difficulties with the contract held by Aer Arann Islands fail. However, the Department of the Gaeltacht and Islands has offered to discuss a possible purchase of the ...
100Mbps broadband lights up Aran Island fashion powerhouse
Global clothing business on Inis Meáin feared it would be left behind or forgotten by the National Broadband Plan. In an extreme case of market dynamics showing up where even Government intervention policy has so far failed to materialise, a thriving ...
Step forward for Aran Island air service following high-level meeting
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Campaigners feel there's been a significant step forward in the long-running saga to secure an air service for the Aran Islands. It's after a delegation met with Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh in Dublin this afternoon – to ...
The New York Times has fallen in love with Ireland's Aran Islands
"Part of the considerable allure of Aran lies in what it lacks," writes former Hollywood teen star and travel writer Andrew McCarthy. For a recent piece in the New York Times, the "Pretty in Pink" actor headed to the three remote Aran Islands ...
Aran Islands delegation to meet with Gaeltacht Minister over air service
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Campaigners from the Aran Islands are to meet with the Gaeltacht Minister this afternoon to demand answers on an air service. It's as the current service to the islands is set to expire in early December – but local residents ...
Irish Water rules out building new resevoirs on Aran Islands
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Irish Water has ruled out building new reservoirs on Inis Oirr and Inis Meain. The utility has appointed a design team to investigate alternative solutions to the reservoirs in a bid to identify a solution to summer water ...
Fears grow over future of Aran air service
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fears are growing over the future of an air service for the Aran Islands as the deadline for the termination of Aer Arann's service comes closer. Aer Arann will end its Public Service Obligation flights to the islands from the ...
Exclusive: Leo Varadkar blasted for spending €5500 on helicopter trip for photo-op
Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Leo Varadkar was blasted yesterday for wasting more than €5,500 of taxpayers' money on a helicopter to fly him to a photo-op. The Taoiseach, two junior ministers and six staff members were picked up in Dublin and flown to one of the Aran Islands so he ...
Ireland's Aran Islands: A place lost in time
The Independent
The Independent
“You have to be OK within yourself to live here,” Melissa Gillian told me as I stood eavesdropping on a wedding reception outside the Aran Island Hotel. A Maine native, she married a local man and has lived on Inishmore for 10 years. Gillian was one of ...
The island priests: piety and poitín on the edge of Ireland
Irish Times
Irish Times
The lawsuit O'Flaherty referred to achieved national prominence in 1912 as a result of a dispute between Aran Island teacher David O'Callaghan and Fr Murtagh Farragher, the parish priest of the Aran Islands. O'Callaghan sued Farragher for damages ...
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