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18
Oct

Local Councils, Obligations and The Irish Language: A Framework for Compliance

Working with Conradh na Gaeilge, we have produced a report documenting how commitments made by the UK government in relation to the Irish language have been put into practice by councils in Northern Ireland. Local councils have an important role to play in fulfilling state duties in relation to the Irish language. This is because...
10
Sep

‘English-only’ policy confirmed to be rescinded

It was confirmed before the High Court on Friday that Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has officially rescinded it’s ‘English-only’ policy for street signs. This policy was introduced in February 2018 after a request was made by Abbeyville Residents Association in Newtownabbey to have a small number of street signs in their area expressed in...
03
May

S443 to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure consultation on Tograí faoi choinne Bille Gaeilge (Proposals for an Irish Language Bill)

S443-CAJs-submission-to-DCAL-consultation-on-Irish-Language-Bill-May-2015 CAJ welcomes the opportunity to respond to the February 2015 Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) consultation on the Irish language bill. CAJ responded to two previous consultations on the legislation in 2007. International obligations to legislate to protect Irish The treaty-based commitment to legislate for the Irish language is provided for in...
01
Sep

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland: The UK Government’s approach to the Irish Language in light of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, 1993

No.-22-Staid-agus-Stadas-Gaeilge-i-dTuaisceart-na-hEireann-1993 For some time now, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has been aware of concerns within the Irish speaking community in Northern Ireland about the priority and support given to the Irish language by the United Kingdom government. Complaints concern, among other things: the question of funding for Irish-language-medium-education; insufficient funding for...

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