Funding approved for Islands group
Minister of State Kyne announces continued support for Comhar na nOileán Teo
The Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne TD has approved funding of €70,000 for the current year for Comhar na nOileán Teo.
The organisation, which is situated on Inis Oírr, carries out administration work on behalf of the Irish Islands Federation (Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann), the umbrella organisation for islands off the coast of Ireland.
The Minister of State Kyne said that he was happy that the Department was able to assist the Irish Islands Federation and that this funding will give them an opportunity to develop as an organisation.
“Today’s announcement is good news for the islands in general and I hope to be able to add to this in future”, the Minister of State said.
He is attending the annual general meeting of the Irish Islands Federation in Inis Meáin today.