Six more years
Pól Ó Muirí
Journalist Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí has the lead in today’s Tuarascáil with a piece on Language Commissioner, Seán Ó Cuirreáin, who has just finished six years in office and has another six to look forward to. Ó Cuirreáin says that he is happy that his office has been given cross-party support in its efforts to promote language rights. However, he also says that there are “significant gaps” in the provision of Irish-language services from the State and that filling them will be “a long-term project”. Ó Gairbhí notes some of the work undertaken – successfully – by the commissioner in the field of education and also notes that the relevant authorities often defended themselves against giving Irish-language services by saying they had “no duty” to do so.