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Sinn Féin launch major manifesto for the Irish language

18 May, 2007

Sinn Féin have launched their major manifesto for the Irish language todayat the Round Tower in Clondalkin, Dublin. Bairbre de Brún MEP, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD both attended the launch. Bairbre de Brún has just completed a tour of Gaeltacht areas in Meath, Waterford, Kerry, Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

Among the key proposals in the document are a development plan focusing on the preservation and advancement of the language over the next decade, the putting in place a monitoring programme for the Gaeltacht and a mechanism to officially recognise 'Breac-Ghaeltachtaí' throughout the island, the retention of the Irish language as a core subject at post primary level and the teaching of a second subject through Irish at primary school level eg PE or drama.

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