Údarás na Gealteachta backs creation of 100 jobs in Galway, Donegal & Kerry

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Údarás na Gaeltachta has given the green light to projects that will create 100 jobs among companies in Galway, Donegal, and Kerry.

The projects were approved by the Board of Údarás during a recent meeting held on Toraigh (Tory Island) for the first time.

These projects lead to the creation of 100 fulltime jobs and entail significant investment in the Gaeltacht areas when they come to fruition.

The meeting was also the last of outgoing chief executive, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, whose contractual term comes to an end on August 31.

Board chairperson Anna Ní Ghallachair said that the chief executive had done great work during the previous five years, and that the results of this hard work would be evident across the Gaeltacht for years to come.

She praised Mr Ó hÉanaigh for broadening the scope of Údarás’ work, including connecting with the Gaeltact diaspora, the gteic digital hubs, and other achievements.

Roinn na Gaeltachta has also approved Language Planning Schemes for all language planning areas, and 22 of those plans were being implemented.

The board thanked Mícheál for all he had done on behalf of the Gaeltacht community and wished him all the best in the future.