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20,000 by 2020 Líofa target achievable

5 March, 2015 - by Rosie McCorley

Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley has said the new target for Líofa of having 20,000 people signed up by 2020 is more than achievable.

 Ms McCorley said,

 “I commend the Minister Carál Ní Chuilín in launching the next step in the Líofa project by announcing  ‘20,000 by 2020 campaign’.

 “Coming on the back of the recent news that more than 10,000 people have already signed up to Líofa I am confident this new target will not only be met but will be exceeded.

 “More and more people are embarking on learning and using the language. So many people have now reached a stage of competency that Líofa have introduced a book club to cater for the Irish speaking community.

 “The Minister has now launched the first four books in the series.

I am sure that more will follow in the months and years ahead as more and more people including the thousands of children who are being educated through the medium of Irish demand more reading material.” 

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