Translation services with Europus Teo

Company name

Europus Teo

Location

An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway

Grant

Capital grant, employment, training and marketing grants

Dates

Support on-going since 1996

Project

Europus Teo was established in Co Galway in 1996 by Áine Ní Chonghaile, former government translator, who set up the company to meet the new opportunities for promoting the Irish language presented by TG4 and other developments in communication.

Europus is now one of the Gaeltacht’s leading translation companies and employs thirteen full-time staff. It provides translation, subtitling and teletext services as well as language consultancy to its clients, which are, in the main, public and official bodies and include government departments. It supplies scheduling, subtitling and teletexts to TG4 and subtitling services to RTE.

Europus is now offering a Master of Science degree in translation and, through its subsidiary company, Corbis, offers grinds to Leaving Cert students.

Údarás has given on-going support to Europus since its establishment. Údarás is delighted to support Europus, one of the Gaeltacht’s leading translation companies – not alone has the company created employment in the Gaeltacht but it has created employment for graduates, thus reversing the trend of rural graduates being “educated to migrate”.

Results

Says Áine Ní Chonghaile, director of Europus Teo, “Údarás has been most supportive and encouraging throughout.”

Perspective

A new building is planned, with the help of Údarás capital grants, which will solve Europus’ office space problems. The European Union’s recent recognition of Irish as an official language offers huge opportunities for Europus to continue to expand and grow. See www.europus.ie