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Lá Eolais / Information Day / 6 D. Fomhar/ October
05-Oct-2010

Lá eolais Guth na Gaeltachta/ Conradh na Gaeilge in Óstán Buswells, 6 Deireadh Fómhair

Information Day / Guth na Gaeltachta / Conradh na Gaeilge

Buswell Hotel, Kildare Street, Dublin - October 6
 

A chairde,

 

Istigh le seo, tá leathanach eolais dhátheangach a bhéas muid ag úsáid don Lá Eolais i mBaile Átha Cliath ag leagan béime ar an dá phríomh phointe:

 

1.  Go bhfuil muid ag iarraidh go nglacfaí le moltaí uile an Chomhchoiste Dála faoin Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge agus

2.  Go bhfuil muid ag cur in aghaidh moltaí na Roinne Airgeadais

 

Tá níos mo na tríocha moladh déanta ag an Chomhchoiste agus roghnaigh muid roinnt acu anseo.  
 

Tá níos mó ná seasca ionadaí poiblí, idir TD agus Seanadóirí, tar éis a chur in iúl cheana féin go mbeidh siad i láthair ar an gCéadaoin. 



1. Tá muid ag moladh go nglacfaí le moltaí uile an Chomhchoiste Dála maidir leis an Straitéis

20 Bliain don Ghaeilge a bhfuil tacaíocht traspháirtí acu. Tá roinnt de na moltaí thíos:

An Ghaeltacht:

1. Soiléiriú agus buanú ar stádas Údarás na Gaeltachta go háirithe ó thaobh cúraimí forbartha bonneagair agus

geilleagair de.

2. Tacaíochtaí do na teaghlaigh atá ag tógáil a gclann le Gaeilge, mar shampla, Ionaid Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh,

gréasáin shóisialta don aos óg srl.

3. Atarraingt a dhéanamh ar roinnt toghranna le cosaint a thabhairt do Ghaeltachtaí láidre cosúil le Rann na

Feirste.

4. An tOideachas:

Bord Oideachais Ghaeltachta agus Ghaelscolaíochta a bhunú faoi chúram COGG.

Áireamh ar riachtanais dhifriúla foghlaimeoirí agus cainteoirí dúchais

Polasaí náisiúnta ó thaobh an tumoideachais de

Scéim „Erasmus‟ na Gaeltachta a bhunú agus Cúrsa Gaeltachta an BA (Oideachas) a leathnú

Clár oibre d‟fhorbairt na hollscolaíochta lán-Ghaeilge

Soláthar dóthanach don Ghaeloideachas do phobail uile na tíre a chinntiú agus suímh do scoileanna

nua á roghnú (aitheantas láithreach do Ghaelscoil Ráth Tó)

Ábhar scoile eile “Saíocht agus Litríocht na Gaeilge” a sholáthar

Curaclam comhtháite a chur i bhfeidhm

Eile:

5. Bunú gréasáin shóisialta trí mheán na Gaeilge don aos óg a shonrú mar thosaíocht sa Straitéis

6. Normalú sa Státchóras m.sh. gníomh cothromúcháin earcaíochta Gaeilge san Earnáil Phoiblí agus an Ghaeilge

ar chomharthaí bóithre a bheith chomh feiceálach agus chomh hinléite leis an mBéarla.

7. Cúram neamhspleách faireacháin agus measúnaithe a thabhairt d‟Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga

8. Aitheantas do ról criticiúil na n-eagras deonach agus pobail.

2. Tá muid go láidir ag cur in aghaidh Mholtaí na Roinne Airgeadais i leith na Gaeltachta mar

atá leagtha amach sa cháipéis ‘Tosaíochtaí Infheistíochta Infreastruchtúir 2010 – 2016’

An Roinn Gnóthaí Pobail, Comhionannais & Gaeltachta

Caiteachas Caipitiúil 2008-2016 (€ Milliúin)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

149 133 105 86 86 86 40 30 30

Tá na moltaí seo ag teacht go hiomlán salach ar an Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge. Lena chois sin, beidh an t-ísliú

caiteachais sin i bhfad níos géire sa Roinn seo ná in aon Roinn eile.

An laghdú atá molta i

mbuiséad caipitil na roinne

An Roinn Fiontar, Trádála agus Nuálaíochta 9.6%

An Roinn Cumarsáide, Fuinnimh agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha 8.1%

An Roinn Cosanta -12.5%

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna -12.9%

An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir agus Spóirt -16.7%

An Roinn Sláinte agus Leanaí -18.5%

An Roinn Airgeadais -20.0%

An Roinn Iompair -21.0%

Meánlaghdú -26.4%

An Roinn Dlí agus Cirt agus Athchóirithe Dlí -26.8%

An Roinn Comhshaoil, Oidhreachta agus Rialtais Áitiúil -27.1%

An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí -40.0%

An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha -60.0%

An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Iascaigh agus Bia -60.5%

An Roinn Gnóthaí Pobail, Comhionannais agus Gaeltachta -71.4%

Information Day

6 October 2010

1. We are recommending that all the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee

regarding the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish language, for which there is cross-party support,

be accepted. Some of the recommendations are below:

An Ghaeltacht:

1. Clarification and continuance of the status of Údarás na Gaeltachta especially with regard to infrastructural and

economic development responsibilities.

2. Supports for families who raise their children through Irish, for example, Family Support Centres, social

networks for youths etc.

3. Redrawing of some electoral divisions to protect strong Gaeltacht areas such as Rann na Feirste.

4. Education

a. Establishment of the Board of Gaeltacht and Irish-Medium Education under the care of COGG.

b. Assessment of the different needs of learners and native speakers.

c. A national policy with regard to immersion education

d. Establishment of a Gaeltacht „Erasmus‟ scheme and the expansion of the Gaeltacht BA (Education)

Course.

e. A program for the development of Irish-medium university education.

f. Ensure a sufficient supply of Irish-medium education for every community in the country in the

selection of locations for new schools (immediate recognition of Gaelscoil Ráth Tó)

g. Provision of an extra school subject “Irish Culture and Literature”

h. Implementation of an integrated curriculum

Other:

5. Specification as a priority in the Strategy, the establishment of Irish-medium social networks for youths.

6. Normalisation in the State system eg. a balancing recruitment action for Irish in the public sector and that Irish

on roadsigns be as visible and legible as English.

7. The responsibility of independent monitoring and assessment be given to the Office of the Language Commissioner.

8. Recognition of the vital role of the voluntary and community organisations.

2. We strongly oppose the Recommendations of the Department of Finance with regard to the

Gaeltacht as laid out in the report ‘Infrastructure Investment Priorities 2010-2016’

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs

Capital Expenditure 2008-2016 (€ Millions)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

149 133 105 86 86 86 40 30 30

These recommendations completely contradict the 20 Year Strategy for Irish. As well as this, this reduced expenditure

will be much more severe on this Department than any other Department.

Recommended decrease

2010 -2016

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation 9.6%

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 8.1%

Department of Defence -12.5%

Department of Education and Skills -12.9%

Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport -16.7%

Department of Health and Children -18.5%

Department of Finance -20.0%

Department of Transport -21.0%

Average decrease -26.4%

Department of Justice and Law Reform -26.8%

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government= -27.1%

Department of Social Protection -40.0%

Department of Foreign Affairs -60.0%

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food -60.5%

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs -71.4%

 

 
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