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Irish Language Broadcasting Fund must help support growth of industry

12 September, 2005


Sinn Féin Irish language Spokesperson, East Derry MLA Francie Brolly has welcomed the formal launch of the Irish Language Broadcasting Fund today and said that it is essential that it supports the development of new film makers and the growth of the Irish language film industry.

Mr Brolly said:

"There is a huge creative potential that can be unleashed if this money is used to support the development of a pool of new film makers and the growth of the Irish film and television industry.

"An expanding independent sector will allow new voices and talents to emerge. This is not just good for the health of the Irish language it could have immense economic benefits.

"I particularly welcome the commitment to train 15 people every year." ENDS

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