Council sorry for issuing Gaeltacht Household Charge reminder letters in English

Donegal County Council has admitted it breached the Official Languages Act when it sent reminder letters to residents of the Gaeltacht in English.

The controversy was sparked last year when a number of Gaeltacht residents received reminders for the Household Charge, but not in Irish.

The Council says it will not be challenging the findings and recommendations of a report into the incident carried out by the Irish Language Commissioner.

That has been welcomed by Councillor David Alcorn who says he has been assured that such a mistake will not happen again: