Irish Language Committee continues discussions on Gaeltacht education

The Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands will meet tomorrow, 13 December 2016 with officials of the Department of Education and Skills to discuss the provisions of the recently published Polasaí don Oideachas Gaeltachta 2017 - 2022.

Chairperson of the Committee Catherine Connolly TD: “The Committee will meet tomorrow with officials of the Department of Education and Skills to tease out with it the provisions of the recently published Polasaí don Oideachas Gaeltachta 2017 - 2022.  The Committee intends to review not just the policy itself but the strategy the Department will put in place to ensure that the policy is implemented in full and effectively. We welcome the policy and acknowledge that it is a positive development for the teaching of the Irish language in schools in the Gaeltacht and we are looking forward to our engagement with the Department.”

This meeting will take place in Committee Room 4 at 5 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

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Committee Membership

TDs

Catherine Connolly (Chair) Independent
Pat the Cope Gallagher    Fianna Fáil
Brendan Griffin    Fine Gael
Andrias Moynihan    Fianna Fáil
Fergus O’Dowd    Fine Gael
Bríd Smith     People Before Profit
Peadar Tóibín    Sinn Féin

Senators

Pádraig Ó Céidigh    Independent
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh    Sinn Féin
Brian Ó Domhnaill    Fianna Fáil
Joe O’Reilly    Fine Gael