Fianna Fail ‘running scared’ of Uduras elections

Fine Gael has claimed that government is running scared of holding the Uduras Na Gaeltachta elections for fear that they will lose their representation on the board.

The elections were due to take place in April but the government says they will not take place this year because it wanted to finalise a new 20-year strategy for the Irish language before electing a new board.

Donegal board member Gráinne Mhic Géidigh of Sinn Fein says the new strategy is of vital importance to the Gaeltacht as the use of the Irish language is in threat of extinction.

However she agrees the elections should have taken place in April: