Donegal Gaeltacht members seek budget funding in special clinic

 

Pictured is Máirín Uí Fhearraigh of Comharchumann na nOileán Bheag Teo. from Na Doirí Beaga, Gaoth Dobhair in Co. Donegal who met with her local Donegal representative Pat The Cope Gallagher TD at Clinic na Gaeilge 2017 at Buswells Hotel on Kildare Street. Organised by Conradh na Gaeilge, the ten-hour mobile clinic saw members of the Irish-speaking community from around the country sit down with their local politicians in a bid to secure budget funding for an Irish Language and Gaeltacht Investment Plan which could create over 1,150 new jobs.Picture Conor McCabe Photography

Members of the Irish-speaking community from Donegal met with local representatives this week to voice their concerns around Irish language and Gaeltacht funding.

Clinic Na Gaeilge came to Kildare Street in Dublin with local representatives from across Ireland calling on TDs to support the Irish Language and Gaeltacht Investment Plan.

The ten-hour clinic saw representations made in a bid to secure funding of €5.3 million for the plan in Budget 2018.

The delegation say the plan could create over 1,150 new jobs in Gaeltacht areas.

Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh and Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher were among those who attended the clinic.