Carey chats with Comhdháil
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Minister for the Gaeltacht, Pat Carey, attended a meeting last night in Dublin of the 24 member organisations of Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, the central steering council for Irish-language voluntary groups.
President of Comhdháil, Dr. Helen Ó Murchú, said the organisations were operating in a context that was constantly changing and that the sector required some assurance of future funding. She said they were not against change and were ready to play their part in implementing the Government’s 20 Year Strategy on the Irish Language 2010-2030.
Carey praised the voluntary sector for its work in promoting the language and said: “The Government has a long-term strategy pertaining to the Irish language. Ambitious goals are laid out in the strategy, and the Government will be relying on partnerships with the Irish-language sector in order to achieve these goals and to fully implement the strategy”.