Public Meeting on the slashing of cross border funding for NI based language groups

Foras na Gaeilge: centralising resources in Dublin, ending funding for POBAL, Iontaobhas Ultach, Altram and Forbairt Feirste

Thursday 30th January 2014 at 7 pm

Room RS062, St Mary’s University College, Falls Road

POBAL is organising this public meeting to give the Irish speaking community and those who support the language to look at the implications of decisions Foras na Gaeilge announced on 17.1.14. On that day, Foras announced that it had appointed 6 organisations to do work across 6 work areas. Not a single one of these organisations is located in the north. Foras will end core funding for all of the other organisations on 30th June 2014.

POBAL, Altram, Iontaobhas Ultach and Forbairt Feirste will have a chance at the meeting to describe the implications Foras’s decisions will have on them and there will be a chance to ask questions and talk through the next steps.   More info: 028 90 438132

The meeting will be held in English and Irish.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty