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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).
Speaking from Cork today Liadh Ní Riada welcomed the granting of planning permission to the Cork Port Community to develop the existing facilities in Ringaskiddy.
“I met with the management of Port of Cork company a number of times over the last few months, and I was impressed by their strategic vision. Níos Mó | More
Speaking 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
Speaking following the all-night negotiations on the Juncker investment plan Liadh Ní Riada welcomed modest progress, but said the final outcome once again highlighted the lack of ambition on the part of the Commission for a real investment plan to tackle the economic crisis and lead to sustainable growth. Níos Mó | More