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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Joe McHugh

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# Illegal Immigrants
This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
# Foreign aid
Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities
Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.
# Gweedore
Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced
A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.
# the north awakens
No permission given yet for Star Wars filming in Donegal
This time it’s said to be heading to Malin Head.
# Aer Arann
Aran Islands helicopter contract on hold (for now), but residents are still concerned
Locals say their objections have not yet been addressed.
# native new yorker
"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker
Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…
# forgotten islands?
What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?
A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.
# Teanga Tied
Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis
Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.
# mica
Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why
A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.
# Survey
How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?
The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.
# míshásta
A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister
But he doesn’t “take it personally.”
# house of cards
'The water has frozen my brain': Winners and losers and one for you to decide from the political week
You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.
# smugairle roin
Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance
Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.
# Fish Rehabilitation
€230,000 announced for 'rehabilitation' of wild salmon and sea trout
Inland Fisheries says the fund is being invested in promoting the recovery of our Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks.
# mo laethanta saoire
New Gaeltacht minister now "thinking in Irish" after summer cramming classes
Joe McHugh’s been sent to the Gaeltacht to brush up on the teanga.
# cúpla focail
Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...
McHugh is taking a language refresher course to work on his “rusty” Irish skills.
Voices
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.
# first day
Here's how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as Gaeilge
Dúirt Joe McHugh nach bhuil sé muiníneach sa teanga go fóill.
# go dona
The new Gaeltacht minister isn't fluent in Irish
Donegal Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh was confirmed today as a minister with ‘special responsibility’ for Gaeltacht matters.
# cooperation
LIVE: British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Dublin
The 44th plenary session of the group, which includes members from Britain, Ireland and crown dependencies, is being held in the Seanad chamber for the first time.
# Cancer
New prostate cancer clinic for Donegal
A rapid access prostate cancer clinic will open at Letterkenny General Hospital in three weeks.
# Border
Fine Gael TD calls for UK-Irish co-operation through recession
Joe McHugh will today address the British Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
# GE11
The Half Hour Fix: 1.30am
EVERY HOUR – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.
# Fine Gael
Olwyn Enright to step down at next election