Open policy debate on the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030

Under the Civil Service Renewal Plan, an Open Policy Debate on the Strategy was initiated by the Department in December 2015 in order to facilitate feedback in relation to progress to date regarding its implementation and to identify priorities for the coming five years. As part of that process, a series of public meetings were convened, in addition to written submissions being sought from both the public and key stakeholders alike.

In order to assist in the process, the services of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUIG, were engaged by the Department to prepare a report summarising the key conclusions of the public consultation process and to identify key strategic priorities for the coming years. This draft report has been submitted to the Advisory Committee established to advise on the implementation of the Strategy for their consideration. Following receipt of the Advisory Committee’s recommendations, it is the Department’s intention to publish an action plan for the period 2017-2022, which shall contain specified strategic priorities for the next five years along with a timeline for its implementation, by mid-2017.

A copy of the Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta’s report is available here.


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