The Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands will meet with Conradh na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and Belfast-based POBAL – Scátheagras phobal na Gaeilge, to discuss promoting the Irish Language on an all-Ireland basis after the British exit from the European Union.
Chairperson of the Committee Catherine Connolly TD: “Given the close economic, cultural, social and geographic ties between Ireland and Britain, Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for this country.
“Brexit could also result in challenges to the development of the Irish language across the island of Ireland and it is important that we frame the debate on this issue at the earliest stage. There is also growing concern that the support for the development of the Irish language as a spoken community language across the island may be curtailed post-Brexit.
“Therefore, we are taking this opportunity to meet with Irish language organisations from north and south to discuss these concerns and to approach the problem on an all-Ireland basis.”
This meeting will take place in Committee Room 4 at 5pm tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21 2017.
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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
Pádraig Ó Céidigh Independent
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh Sinn Féin
Brian Ó Domhnaill Fianna Fáil
Joe O’Reilly Fine Gael