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# Aran Islands

This year
Calls to restore historic Aran Islands ferry capsized in Dublin dock
The ship was the main mode of transport connecting Galway to the Aran Islands from the 60s to the 80s.
Last year
Remote hospice service 'vital' as islanders don't want to die on mainland, says fundraiser
Catherine Mulkerrin says hospice services help dying people deal with the final stages of their life.
Families from Limerick and Meath win rent free accommodation on Inis Meáin for school-year
On Raidió na Gaeltachta today were the parents from one family who had been selected- Rónán and Colette Mac an tSaoir from Co Meath.
Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest
The scheme, which includes free rent, has received 560 applications so far.
€4.9 million contract announced for flights to the Aran Islands
The contract ensures the provision of a direct service from the mainland to the two smaller islands, Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr.
All time
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.
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”.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
€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.
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.
Gardaí investigating after injured man airlifted to hospital from Inis Mór
The man was taken to hospital in Galway.
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.
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.”
'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.
'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.
A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers
This is the future that Brexit wants.
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.
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.
Islanders get a Christmas reprieve as Inis Mór ferry resumes until new year
The service will remain until 4 January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ESB restores power to the Aran Islands
A special generator will power the islands until the undersea cable is repaired.
Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow
The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.
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 air service tender re-issued after last year's controversy
A previous tender was cancelled late last year.
Inis Mór residents will soon be left with no ferry service
Residents have been told that the service will stop operating on 17 January.
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.
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 helicopter contract cancelled after backlash from locals
The contract had caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.
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.