Fairness for Irish Language broadcasting

Conradh na Gaeilge agrees with the majority of the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands in their report on the challenges pertaining to Irish language broadcasting.

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International Association of Language Commissioners issues support for Irish language rights

The International Association of Language Commissioners, founded in 2013, is made up from 11 international Language Commissioner Offices. The Association’s mission refers to their aim “to support and advance language rights, equality and diversity throughout the world… by advising or assisting the establishment of Language Commissioners offices.”  The letter (attached below) has been unanimously signed by all member organisations and was issued to Conradh na Gaeilge recently. The letter reads:‘...one of our aims is “to support regions that wish to create a position of language commissioner or advance language rights”... In our view language commissioners can be central in the protection and preservation of a language that is spoken by a minority. One of our most important values is that language commissioners be independent in fulfilling their duties.’

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Content and Language Integrated Learning recommended by Conradh na Gaeilge to be implemented from September 2019

Conradh na Gaeilge welcome an announcement made by State Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh that Content and Language Integrated Learning will be implemented in 22 schools and early education centres from September 2019.  This partial-immersive learning approach will mean that PE and some other subjects will be taught through Irish in English medium schools taking part in the scheme.

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Irish language community takes to the streets as the Guildhall Derry turns RED in support of Irish language Act

Irish language community takes to the streets as the Guildhall Derry turns RED in support of Irish language Act

Derry City Hall, the Guildhall, turned red last week, Thursday 21st March 2019, in support of the An Dream Dearg campaign for an Irish Language Act and language right. A motion passed through Derry and Strabane District Council earlier this year, following the passing of a motion supporting an Irish Language Act in April 2018. The lighting of the Guildhall red is to support the grassroots An Dream Dearg campaign for rights, respect and recognition for the Irish Language Community.

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Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge