Udaras retains enterprise role, but board will no longer be elected

Udaras na Gaeltachta is to retain its enterprise functions, but budgets are being cut, and the direct election of the board will end.

Speaking ahead of the Publication of the Gaeltacht Bill, Junior Minister Dinny Mc Ginley said that contrary to speculation, the Udaras will retain its enterprise function.

However, he said the new bill will provide closer ties between Udaras and other agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, and include a provision whereby the minister can direct the board to focus its limited resources towards specific enterprise sectors.

Speaking to Highland Radio News a short time ago, Minister Mc GInley confirmed that the number on the board will be cut, and the next board will be nominated rather than elected..........