Government called to reverse ‘undemocratic’ decision to scrap Udarus elections

Donegal County Council has backed a motion which describes the governments decision to scrap elections to Udarus Na Gaeltachta as undemocratic.

The current board of Udarus will be disbanded this year to be replaced by a new board made of selected members. The decision is backed by Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny McGinley.

One of the chief opponents to the move is Councillor Brenden Byrne - he says a government appointed quango will rob the people of the Gaeltacht their democratic right:

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