Government will continue to support Irelands islands – Deputy McGinley

The Republic’s depopulated islands were not abandoned by their communities, rather they were abandoned by the people and bodies charged with looking after them, a Minister has said.

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley assured islanders at the Federation of Irish Islands AGM,  over the weekend, that the Government would continue to support the 2,944 islanders who live on islands around the coastline.

During his address on Saturday, he said both his maternal and paternal forebears were from Donegal islands.

Deputy McGinley told Highland Radio News he planned to visit as many islands as possible during his ministerial tenure to identify their needs....