Unionists should welcome Irish Language Act with open arms

As I read the latest contributions regarding the Irish language from UUP leader Robin Swann and its echo in the Newsletter’s Morning View, it seems to me that they have tied themselves in a knot about Acht na Gaeilge.   A Gordian knot is a phrase that occurs to me.  It seems impossible to loosen but is easily unravelled with the judicious use of logic and good sense. Unionists like Robin Swann, Jim Allister and the writer of the Belfast …

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“Foras na Gaeilge is centralising resources around a small number of Dublin-based organisations”

Janet Muller is CEO of Pobal an advocacy organisation that has spearheaded work on Irish language rights since the Good Friday Agreement. Hers is one of the Northern Ireland based organisations facing a restructuring will see all publicly funded Irish language groups headquartered in Dublin and away from Belfast. It is now 3 months since Foras na Gaeilge announced its decision to end core funding to all northern-based core funded Irish language groups and to transfer this funding to 6 …

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The North short-changed in Irish language shake up

So yesterday (Thursday) Pobal, the Irish language advocacy group for Northern Ireland, had its critique of the failures of the Stormont Assembly and Executives regarding the Irish language strategy endorsed by no less an organisation than the Council of Europe. But today the cross border body, Foras na Gaeilge, announces the new ‘lead organisations/ceann eagraiochtai’ for the promotion of Irish on an all Ireland basis and none of the NI based organisations, including POBAL, Iontaobhas ULTACH, Forbairt Feirste or Altram …

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Cá háit a bhfuil an Ghaeilge cúig bliana déag i ndiaidh Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta?

Tá muid ag obair le Pobal chun sraith beag de aistí bhlag a tharraingt le chéile, agus iad ag iarraidh athbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar staid na Gaeilge cúig bliana déag ar aghaidh ón Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta. Anseo thíos cuireann Príomhfheidhmeannach Janet Muller duit do chuid smaointe a sheoladh isteach chugainne. Beidh na aistí foilsithe i nGaeilge amháin, ach tig linn aistriúchán a dhéanamh ón Bhéarla do na cinn maith. Le Janet Muller Bunaíodh POBAL, scátheagras phobal na Gaeilge sa bhliain chéanna is a síníodh Comhaontú Aoine an Chéasta …

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