Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley has called on both Foras na Gaeilge and several Irish language magazines to engage in discussions around the future of print and on-line media as Gaeilge.
The Sinn Féin Irish Language spokesperson comments come as Foras na Gaeilge funding for An tUltach, Feasta, Gaelport.ie and Beo.ie will be withdrawn later this year.
Rosie McCorley said:
“Sinn Féin have been contacted by a number of concerned Gaelgeoirí over the proposals by Foras na Gaeilge to withdraw funding from these Irish language magazines.
“We recognize that change is needed and Foras na Gaeilge’s intentions are the long term promotion and sustainability of Irish Language structures,
“At the same time Sinn Féin understands the case being made by these magazines and the particular niches they have served over the years.
“Discussions between Foras and the magazines should take place so that all those concerned with the future of the Irish language both in print and on-line, can contribute in some way to its growth and sustainability.”