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Irish Language Consultation Extension Welcomed

13 October, 2011 - by Cathal Ó hOisín

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed the decision taken during the North South Ministerial Meeting to extend the consultation period on the Irish language funding arrangements.

Mr Ó hOisín stated,

“Extending the consultation period will allow groups more time to input into how best to restructure the Irish Language community in order to deliver better value on the ground on an all Ireland basis.

“It is important that there is a level playing field right across the country in terms of funding opportunities towards the Irish language and that support for the language is consistent and appropriate across all counties.

“This is also an opportunity for all groups to work together to deliver the various Irish language services that are needed to see the language flourish.

“I am calling on all interested groups to participate in the consultation and help deliver a better service to the growing Irish language community.

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