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Ní Chuilín raises Irish language cuts with Ulster University

12 August, 2016 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has today written to Ulster University to express her disappointment at the regressive proposal to close the full-time degree in Irish Language & Literature at the York Street Campus

Speaking today Ms Ní Chuilín said:

“Since the proposals to close the full-time degree in Irish Language & Literature at Ulster University were first made public, there was a strong public reaction in support of the full-time Irish Languages degree course at the York Street Campus.

“The full-time Irish Language degree course has been extremely important in providing students with the opportunity to complete a third level qualification in Irish, and also in helping students to gain employment in many sectors of society, including Irish Medium Education and post primary education placements.

“The staff support to students has been exemplary and we have received many testimonials from former students of the Degree course testifying to this support.

“We are calling for this regressive move to be reversed. All indicators show that, at a time when the demand for Irish language courses are growing with ever more people utilising and speaking the language this is the wrong move.”  

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