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Government launch new “action plan” for Irish language

Wednesday, July 11, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker

The Government has launched a five year “Action Plan” for the Irish language which sets out


187 measures in nine “action areas”, including Education, the Gaeltacht, Family Transmission of the Language, Services and Community and Media and Technology.

The plan is an effort to breathe new life into the Government’s 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030, a wide-ranging statement of intent which aims to promote and develop Irish in the Gaeltacht and outside it.

Minister of State for the Irish Language and the Gaeltacht, Mr Joe McHugh, said that the new approach was “the result of public consultation organised by my Department and is designed to build on the 20 year strategy for the language. Implementing this plan is critical to the survival of our language.

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