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McHugh’s rusty Irish not the biggest challenge facing him

Iúil 28, 2014

After a week of sustained criticism for his lack of Irish, the new Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh has begun a refresher course in Irish with the highly-regarded Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal. McHugh’s lack of fluency in Irish is not a reflection on him (he […]

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Junior minister stands over promise that suitable site chosen for gaelscoil

Iúil 23, 2014

A row over the building of a new gaelscoil has resulted in a junior minister stating he fully stands over his promise that a suitable site has been found for it. Councillors based in north Cork have written to the minister for education seeking clarity over pre-local election statements which suggested that a suitable site […]

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Agóid faoin Aire Stáit Gaeltachta gan líofacht sa Ghaeilge

Iúil 21, 2014

100 duine a bhailigh ag oifig na Roinne Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i nGaoth Dobhair Dé hAoine seo caite lena gcuid míshástachta a léiriú faoi cheapachán Aire Stáit Gaeltachta nach bhfuil iomlán líofa sa Ghaeilge. Dúirt an lucht eagraithe nárbh agóid phearsanta i gcoinne an Aire Stáit nuacheaptha, Joe McHugh, a bhí ann ach léirsiú […]

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Kenny rejects fears over Ministers’ ability with Irish

Iúil 17, 2014

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected a call to reconsider his appointment of two Ministers with responsibility for the Gaeltacht who are not fluent in Irish. Mr Kenny said in Irish that when the Dáil resumes after the summer Minister of State Joe McHugh, who has direct responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, will be fluent in the […]

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Irish lessons not learned yet as FG women seethe

Iúil 17, 2014

There’s a grim summer in prospect for poor Joe McHugh. The new junior minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht isn’t very good at speaking Irish. In fact, when Joe braved his ministerial debut in the Dáil yesterday morning, he made Gerry Adams sound like Seán Bán Bhreathnach. And that’s saying something. The Sinn Féin leader […]

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Money allocated to Donegal childcare facilities

Iúil 17, 2014

The Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, T.D. has informed Deputy Dinny McGinley that in excess of E200,000 has been allocated for the provision of childcare facilities in Co. Donegal. Amongst those included are: Creeslough Community Childcare Services Ltd.; Naíonra Ailt an Chorrain; Naíonra Kincasslagh; Naíonra Gortahork; Naíonraí Phadraigh Dobhair; Convoy Community […]

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New Minister of State says ‘one person will not save the language’

Iúil 16, 2014

One person is not going to save the Irish language, Minister of State Joe Mc Hugh said in his defence after a blistering attack on the Government’s attitude to the language and the appointment of a non-fluent Irish speaker to the Gaeltacht Affairs portfolio. Sinn Féin spokesman Peadar Tóibín said that while he would like […]

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Dúil Dúigh na ndéagóirí

Iúil 16, 2014

Tá Pléaráca Teo ag reachtáil Cúrsa Samhraidh do Dhéagóirí – “Dúil Dúigh” – idir an Luan 21ú go dtí an Satharn 26ú Iúil. Beidh an cúrsa ar siúl i Seanscoil Sailearna Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe, agus tá sé dírithe ar dhéagóirí idir 14 agus 17 bliain d’aois. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe amharc ar conas […]

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They wouldn’t, would they?

Iúil 16, 2014

As rumours circulated this morning about the imminent elevation of Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh to the post of Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht, Irish speakers reacted with a mixture of bemusement and anger. They wouldn’t, would they? They couldn’t, could they? Ní ligfeadh an náire dóibh… Despite their reputation for […]

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Funding for Naiscoil an Creagain from Education Minister – O’Muirí

Iúil 11, 2014

Sinn Féin’s local Irish language spokesperson Barra O’Muirí has said that Education Minister John O’Dowd’s decision to provide interim funding to Altram has provided stability and security for Naiscoil an Creagain. Speaking following the announcement that Altram, which funds Irish Medium pre-school provision across the north, will receive funding from the Department of Education Councillor […]

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