An agreement has been reached in the Aer Arann dispute, and services to three Aran Islands will go ahead as per schedule.

It is understood that as part of the agreement, €13,000 will be offered to Aer Arann per month to supplement €670,000 already offered by Roinn na Gaeltachta as part of the emergency contract agreed.

The contract covers from 21 December to 30 September 2019.

This means that continuation of the service has been assured for at least another nine and a half months.