Following a recruitment process for the post of Chief Executive, the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta agreed to appoint Steve Ó Cúláin as Chief Executive of the organisation, subject to completion of contractual arrangements. Steve Ó Cúláin is currently employed as Planning and Policy Manager in Údarás na Gaeltachta. He commenced working with Údarás in 1980 and since has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of projects in areas such as enterprise development, cultural tourism, community development, and language and culture activities throughout the Gaeltacht. He is originally from Bothúna, An Spidéal, Co. Galway.
Whilst announcing the appointment today, Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, Chairman of Údarás na Gaeltachta, thanked Seán Ó Labhraí for acting as Interim Chief Executive for the past 16 months.
At the meeting, the Board approved a number of projects which will lead to the creation of 73 new jobs and a total investment of €3.6 million when developments are complete. Further information on these projects will be available in due course.