Blog: Report is a damning indictment of government Gaeltacht strategies

culture?A report published today by Údarás na Gaeltachta has revealed that the social use of Irish in the Gaeltacht is declining at an even more rapid rate than predicted in their last report in 2007. It found that there are only 21 communities where Irish is spoken on a daily basis by 67% or more of the population (the acknowledged tipping point for language survival).

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Government must introduce LEADER derogations

Energy and Natural ResourcesSpeaking from Brussels following a meeting with the European Commission this week, Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, Liadh Ní Riada, has called on Minister Alan Kelly to introduce a derogation in the delineation of LEADER sub-regions to allow islands and rural communities that cross county boundaries to maintain their identity, capitalise on local expertise and meet the specific needs of their communities. Níos Mó | More