TWENTY-ONE new jobs will be created in Donegal as part of a €2.77m investment in Gaeltacht companies.
The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta approved a number of projects today, which will result in the creation of 95 new full-time jobs and an investment of up to €2.77m through private and State investments when these projects are underway.
The proposed initiatives will support new jobs in Gaeltacht companies in Counties Donegal (21), Mayo (11), Galway (25) and Kerry (38) primarily.
The Board of Údarás an Gaeltachta welcomed this week’s announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys, T.D. that over €424,000 in funding has been approved for various gteic hubs under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Connected Hubs Scheme.
The funding includes 15 hubs which are a part of the gteic network in addition to Broadband Connection Points being developed by Local Authorities in Gaeltacht areas. The project will see improvements in energy efficiency upgrades, shelters for bicycles, video conferencing facilities and modern door access technology including other improvement works.
This extra funding will provide remote workers and those who wish to return home to Gaeltacht areas around the country with an additional opportunity to do so and ensure the survival of their communities and the Irish language.