Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Press Releases

Over half a million euro to support Irish Language learners in Ireland and abroad

Over half a million euro to support Irish Language learners in Ireland and abroad On Wednesday, as Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands I approved funding of €532,500 for “Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge” (TEG), the Irish language curriculum and evaluation process for learners. The TEG systems enables learners to become fluent… Continue Reading

Maoiniú de bhreis agus €1.27 milliún ceadaithe don Chlár na n-ealaíon teanga-lárnaithe do dhaoine óga sa Ghaeltacht

(English version below) Cuimsíonn an leithdháileadh €405,000 chun tacú le himeachtaí ealaíon i scoileanna Gaeltachta na Gaillimhe Mar Phríomh-Aoire an Rialtais agus Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin agus cheadaigh mé maoiniú de €1.27 milliún d’Ealaín na Gaeltachta chun clár ealaíon traidisiúnta a reáchtáil do dhaoine óga ar fud na Gaeltachta. Is ionann… Continue Reading

Athcheapachán an Choimisinéara Teanga – Reappointment of Language Commissioner

Ag cruinniú de na hairí ar an gCeadaoin, mhol mé go n-ainmneoidh an tUachtarán an tUasal Rónán Ó Domhnaill le haghaidh athcheapacháin do théarma sé-bliana eile. Bunaíodh Oifig Chomisinéir na dTeangacha Oifigiúla faoi Alt 20 d’Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003. Go bunúsach, is é ról na hoifige ná faireachán agus monatóireacht a dhéanamh ar an… Continue Reading

New project launched to help ensure Irish language versions of tech services

At the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival I launched a new campaign which aims to ensure new technology services and products are available through Irish. ‘Míle Glór’, a thousand voices, is an initiative from Irish Language technology project, ‘Abair.ie’, which is aiming to record 1,000 people speaking Irish. The recordings, of people from each dialect and of… Continue Reading

Commencement of tender process for Inishbofin ferry service

  I am delighted to approve the commencement of this tender process which will be administered by the Islands Section of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Subject to receipt and evaluation of tenders, the new contract will come into effect on 1st January 2020 and provide a passenger ferry service between Inishbofin and Cleggan… Continue Reading

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