Udaras elections delayed for two years

New legislation introduced by government means that elections to Udaras na Gaeltachta may not be held for up two years despite being due by October of this year.

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs Pat Carey has rejected Opposition claims the Government is anti-democratic in introducing legislation which will postpone the elections.

The one-paragraph Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill provides that the time between elections to the Gaeltacht authority be increased from 5½ to 7½ years.