HSE launches Safer Nightlife programme to reduce harms this summer

Today, the HSE is launching their drug harm-reduction campaign aimed at people attending Irish music festivals this summer.  Continuing the work of last summer’s successful pilot project, the HSE is partnering with a small number of festivals this year to put in place Safer Nightlife harm reduction programmes onsite. The multi-component campaign will involve outreach […]

30 per cent decline in number of Bean an Tí’s hosting

The number of families hosting students at summer courses in Gaeltacht areas has fallen by almost a third in four years leading to concerns for the future of some Irish colleges. According to new figures obtained by TG4’s current affairs programme Iniúchadh TG4, in the four years since 2018, the number of host families in the Gaeltacht […]

Over €100,000 in funding for Donegal built heritage projects

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, today announced that three heritage projects in Donegal will benefit from €108,000 in funding. The scheme provides assistance to a wide range of heritage structures, including castles, churches, mills, bridges, shopfronts, and thatch structures, as well as to private houses. This year’s HSF […]

Sporting clubs urged to apply for EV Charging Scheme

Donegal sport clubs across the county are urged to apply to the Shared Island Sports Club EV Charging Scheme which opens today, January 30th. The new €15 million scheme, resourced through the Government’s Shared Island Fund, will support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast-charging for sports clubs and communities across the island of Ireland, in […]

€50m North-South funding to directly benefit Donegal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, has welcomed €50m in new funding to deliver a new suite of Shared Island programmes. Many of the initiatives in the programmes, such as €7.5m investment in the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route brand link, will directly benefit Donegal. Commenting on […]

Féile na Sean Bheairice 2019 returns

This year’s Féile na Seanbheairice is on the 14th and 15th June. The festival will include a host of events for all the family. On Friday night at 8pm, the internationally acclaimed folk group Arcanadh take to the stage in An tSean Bheairic. The group has performed all over the world and have picked up […]

Féile na Seanbheairice 2018

This year’s Féile na Seanbheairice is on from the 7th June until the 10th June. The festival will include a host of events for all the family. Beginning on Thursday evening, to celebrate the feast day of Colmcille, a group of local children will present their interpretation of a famous Colmcille legend, telling the story […]

Culture, Wellbeing and the Creative Society

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with Juliyah Deane, Joseph Mc Cabe and Aaliyah McGhee at the announcement of the Music Capital Scheme. Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. It […]