Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes the announcement by the Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and Islands, Seán Kyne, T.D., of a budget increase of €500,000 bringing its baseline capital funding to €9m. A further capital allocation of €700,000 for 2019 is also welcomed which will result in a total capital budget of €9.7 for 2019 to allow Údarás to undertake its enterprise and employment development programmes.
Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta, said “The provision of this additional funding will augment Údarás’s enterprise, development and employment creation programme. It will assist us in strengthening the pipeline of business enquiries and this increase in capital will allow us to support those projects to fruition. We are very grateful to the Minister of State, Seán Kyne T.D. for his efforts in securing this additional funding for the Údarás to increase the baseline capital funding available to the organisation.”