Government urged to address “Gaeltacht Emergency”


A Donegal Deputy believes that the Government has failed to recognise the emergency that exists in Gaeltachts.

Addressing the Dáil, Deputy Thomas Pringle stated that the Official Languages Act of 2003, “hasn't been fit for purpose for a long time”.

There's concern that a cross-party report, commissioned in 2018 with 20 recommendations has not been acted on fully with renewed fears that the Irish-speaking population of the country will be wiped out.

While the Government is introducing amendments to the Act, it's thought they won't go far enough.

Deputy Pringle says an urgent action plan to address this emergency is now needed: