As part of a visit to County Donegal today, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers, has announced that the annual funding to be made available in future for the specific Gaeltacht Service Towns located in the Gaeltacht is being increased from €80,000 to €100,000 per year. This amounts to total funding of up to €700,000 per town over the lifetime of the 7-year language plans for the 3 towns in question – An Clochán Liath, Daingean Uí Chúis and Béal an Mhuirthead.