Recommendations for National Policy for Housing Planning in the Gaeltacht

Decrease in the number of daily Irish language speakers in the Gaeltacht:• The 2016 Census showed a catastrophic fall of 11% in the number of daily Irish language speakers inthe Gaeltacht during the period 2011 - 2016• Exceptional positive action is needed to protect the GaeltachtProtect the rights of the Gaeltacht community to live in their home area:• Currently, many young people have to move out of the Gaeltacht as they are unable to obtain planningpermission on their own land• There is a generation of young people from the Gaeltacht who are unable to buy a site or a house intheir own area and who have to leave the Gaeltacht• People in the Gaeltacht who are entitled to social housing are being pushed out of their own communityas not enough social housing is being built in the GaeltachtEnsure that the Gaeltacht is not wiped out by large numbers of non-Irish speakers coming to live in thearea:• All research shows that the level of daily usage of Irish is damaged when a large group of non-Irishspeaking individuals & families come to live in the Gaeltacht• Irish is weakened in the community, in the education system, in community events and as a normalspoken language

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Conradh na Gaeilge, along with members of branches and the Comharchumainn Phobail Ghaeltachta called on TDs, Senators and MLAs to invest in the Irish language and in the Gaeltacht in the 2019 Budget.

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