Tomás Ó Síocháin announced as new Údarás na Gaeltachta chief

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Bearna resident Tomás Ó Síocháin has been chosen as the new Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta at a private meeting of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta this week.

Originally from Clare, Ó Síocháin previously held management positions in the University of Galway, and spent 14 years as a broadcast journalist and editor with TG4 and RTÉ.

Ó Síocháin, who will take up his position on 7 December, has been the Chief Executive of the Western Development Commission since 2018.

He will succeed Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, whose term as Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta concluded recently.

Speaking on behalf of the Board, chairperson Anna Ní Ghallachair said congratulated Tomás Ó Síocháin on his appointment as the next Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta.

She said that Údarás na Gaeltachta plays a pivotal role in the development of the Gaeltacht and that the new Chief Executive will, in partnership with the board, direct the important work being done by the organisation.

“His extensive experience and the understanding and knowledge he has acquired in various senior management roles will be of great benefit to the people of the Gaeltacht and the Irish language in the years ahead,” she said.