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Adams meets Gaeltacht Minister

22 October, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA this afternoon met Minster for the Gaeltacht Pat Carey in Leinster House.

Mr. Adams was accompanied by Gráinne Nic Géidigh, Sinn Féin elected member of Údaras na Gaeltachta, Aengus O Snodaigh TD, Gearoid O hEara and Marcas Mac Ruairí.

Speaking afterward Mr. Adams said:

“Today’s meeting was an opportunity for Sinn Féin to discuss in some detail with the Minister a range of issues around the Irish language and the future of the Gaeltacht.

“We had a very full and useful discussion. Among the issues we discussed were Plean 2030, the restructuring of Foras na Gaeilge and the implications of the proposed reorganisation of Údaras na Gaeilge and the future sustainability of the Gaeltacht areas.

“We also asked the Minister to ensure that the Taoiseach actively engages with the British Prime Minister on the rights of Irish speakers in the North including the right to an Acht na Gaeilge.

“The issue of the Irish language is a priority on Sinn Féin’s agenda and it’s important that political parties co-operate on the question of the promotion of Irish in-so-far as is possible.” ENDS

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