11 Mar 2019, 14.00

The Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands has invited four schools to address it tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12.

Since 2012 the Committee and its predecessors have availed of Seachtain na Gaeilge to facilitate young adults in addressing different topical issues to Members of the Oireachtas. 

Students from various schools in Antrim, Cork, Donegal Dublin, Galway, Kildare and Mayo and Waterford have been invited in previous years and this year the Committee has invited students from Coláiste Íde, Baile an Ghóilín, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co Chiarra; Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach, Easca, Ceatharlach; Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Caisleán Dhún Geimhin, Dún Geimhin, Co Dhoire; and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Co Chiarraí.

The students have been invited to present their ideas and proposal on the following topics:

  • Éire, an Bhreatain agus an Eoraip          
  • Na Meáin Shóisialta – Beannacht nó Mallacht
  • An Fheirmeoireacht agus an Timpeallacht

Speaking in advance of the meeting, Committee Chair, Catherine Connolly TD, said, “The Committee welcomes the opportunity to engage with young adults on various topics and it is important that young people have the opportunity to address various topics in their first language.”

The meeting will start at 4pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr4-live/

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