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Irish Language Groups must be consulted on review

9 December, 2009

In April 2008 the Board of Foras na Gaeilge commenced an external review of 19 core-funded Irish language voluntary organisations. Subsequently at its meeting in January 2009, the NSMC set as a key ministerial priority the completion of this review early in 2009 with a view to achieving significant benefits in relation to value for money and the effective delivery of Foras na Gaeilge’s statutory obligations.

Commenting on this Sinn Féin’s Gearóid Ó hEara said;

“Sinn Féin has been consulted on these proposals and has asked that the final say is left to the Board of Foras and that representatives of Irish language bodies be consulted.

“We agree in principle to proposals to review the work of Irish language groups in the interests of achieving value for money and maximising the effectiveness of the resources spent on Irish.” CRÍOCH

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