30/09/2014 Implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, T.D., today (30 September 2014) welcomed the publication by the relevant Government Departments, 12 in total, of their reports on the progress made under the Strategy in the last year.


The Minister of State said: “My Department has the overarching responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the Strategy in partnership with various stakeholders. As part of that process, a report was published last year which showed the overall progress made in implementing the Strategy between 2010 and 2013. I am pleased that the reports published today show that significant progress has been made by my own Department and the other relevant Departments in implementing the Strategy in the last year.”
“It is clear to me that the progress reports reveal a clear approach to the implementation of the Strategy which will have a positive influence on the language in the long-term. I am pleased that Government Departments recognise the importance of having a number of staff fluent in and capable of providing services in Irish in each Department and that they have made commitments to specify in future language schemes under the Official Languages Act 2003 the posts or areas of work that have an Irish language competency requirement.”


The reports are available at




Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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