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#Aran Islands

# aran-islands - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map

The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.

# aran-islands - Saturday 11 January, 2020

State paid €2.75 million for Connemara airport that had been originally valued at €600k

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht defended the purchase, saying the airport is of “strategic importance”.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara

Cabinet approved plans to buy the airport, which is 28 kilometres west of Galway City, this afternoon.

# aran-islands - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green

The islands are aiming to become “energy independent” by 2022.

# aran-islands - Monday 16 September, 2019

'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast

The drone was successfully piloted to Inis Mór by researchers from NUI Galway.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'

Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.

# aran-islands - Friday 21 December, 2018

Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands

A contract with Aer Árann will run from today until 30 September 2019.

# aran-islands - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From The42 Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team Aran Islander

Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team

The 27-year-old tighthead prop moved to the States eight years ago.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December

The department says it will be putting the routes out to tender.

# aran-islands - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.

# aran-islands - Monday 15 January, 2018

€3 million 'cruise' ship to be built for Aran Island crossings and trips to Cliffs

The new ship is being built in France and will have a low emission engine system.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Body found on Aran Islands is that of man who fell into sea in Clare two weeks ago

The man was named locally as Russian national Andrey Maltsev.

# aran-islands - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Gardaí investigating after injured man airlifted to hospital from Inis Mór

The man was taken to hospital in Galway.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Ferry crew 'were not trained to rescue people who fell into sea on Aran Islands'

A report from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board found that the two people would not have been rescued without the help of bystanders.

# aran-islands - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge These Sky Sports presenters just found out what rental cars are like on the Aran Islands Unbelievable Jeff

These Sky Sports presenters just found out what rental cars are like on the Aran Islands

“The hire cars on the island of Inisheer might need updating, possibly.”

# aran-islands - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'Unseasonably dry weather' to blame for ramping up of water restrictions

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be extended on the Aran Islands from 9pm to 8am on a daily basis.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Tourists won't be able to take a shower' - Aran Island locals worried as water restrictions kick in

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be imposed on Inis Oirr from 11pm to 7am on a daily basis.

# aran-islands - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers British Aran Wool

A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers

This is the future that Brexit wants.

# aran-islands - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities

The money raised will go to COPE Galway and Focus Ireland to help house families in Galway.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

# aran-islands - Friday 2 December, 2016

Islanders get a Christmas reprieve as Inis Mór ferry resumes until new year

The service will remain until 4 January.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due to run this evening

Island Ferries will be stopping all services to the Aran island until 17 March 2017.

# aran-islands - Thursday 27 October, 2016

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month

Residents had originally been told the service would cease operation in January.

# aran-islands - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

A new photo project by Italian photographer Tiberio Ventura documents the otherworldliness of life on the islands.

# aran-islands - Monday 8 August, 2016

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands

A special generator will power the islands until the undersea cable is repaired.

# aran-islands - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow

The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.

# aran-islands - Friday 5 August, 2016

All at sea: Two Aran Islands will be without power for the weekend

Inis Oirr and Inis Meáin will have no power because of a fault with an undersea cable.

# aran-islands - Monday 4 April, 2016

Aran Islands air service tender re-issued after last year's controversy

A previous tender was cancelled late last year.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Inis Mór residents will soon be left with no ferry service

Residents have been told that the service will stop operating on 17 January.

# aran-islands - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Murder, grave digging and exploitation: These six images changed Ireland

The impact photography had on Ireland’s social, political and cultural past is examined in a new series.

# aran-islands - Monday 12 October, 2015

Embattled Aer Arann service isn't going anywhere for another year

The Department of the Gaeltacht said its contract with the airline has been extended for one year, at a cost of €1.62 million.

# aran-islands - Friday 25 September, 2015

Aran Islands helicopter contract cancelled after backlash from locals

The contract had caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

# aran-islands - Friday 11 September, 2015

Aran Islands helicopter contract on hold (for now), but residents are still concerned

Locals say their objections have not yet been addressed.

From hand-knitted socks to Grace Kelly - the evolution of the Aran jumper

It’s 125 years since knitting was first encouraged on the Aran Islands – and the story of the famous jumper is a colourful one.

# aran-islands - Monday 31 August, 2015

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

# aran-islands - Thursday 27 August, 2015

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island

The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View

Google is lending its Google Trekker to Fáilte Ireland (nice of them…).

# aran-islands - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

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