Udaras na Gaeltachta should move focus away from FDI – Pringle

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It has been claimed reduced funding for Donegal's gaelscoileanna and high unemployment rates are key threats to the survival of the Irish language in Donegal.

Independent General Election candidate, Thomas Pringle has published his Gaeltacht policy document and has cited 'austerity policies' being at the core of the issue with a 14 million euro cut in funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta since 2008.

He says the only way forward is increase expenditure in the Donegal Gaeltacht and is advising Udaras na Galetachta to focus their attention away from foreign investment: