The first update in 27 years to the country's national island policy will be published later.

'Our Living Islands' aims to enhance life for islanders, and contains commitments around employment, healthcare and housing.

One major inclusion in the policy is the expansion of the Croi Conaithe scheme and increase in grant payments for those availing of the scheme on our countries Islands.

Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphreys is launching the strategy on Arranmore Island in County Donegal today.

Minister of State Dara Calleary told Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan more about the additional funding and commitments that have been made by government for all of our islands across the country....


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