23/11/18

Grant of up to €33,600 sanctioned to Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne for the post of Irish Language Co-ordinator in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne for the schoolyear 2018/2019

Seán Kyne T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands announced today, 23 November 2018, that he has sanctioned a grant of up to €33,600 to Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne to enable the continued funding of the Irish Language Co-ordinator’s post in Phobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry.

The Minister said: “Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne has a great influence on the retention and development of the Irish language in the peninsula.  This is a practical measure which illustrates my Department’s commitment to the successful implementation of the Action Plan 2018-2022 for the Irish Language.”

The post of Language Co-ordinator in the Pobalscoil has been funded by the department since 2009 following the amalgamation of two post-primary schools, for the protection of and to provide support for the development of the Irish language in the new school.

ENDS

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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