Public Forum On Status Of Irish To Take Place At The Rose Hotel

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A PUBLIC forum on the status of Irish and of the Gaeltacht in Kerry will be held in the Rose Hotel, Tralee this coming Thursday, May 9 commencing at 7pm.

This pre-election event is being organised to give the Irish speaking and Gaeltacht community an opportunity to raise issues of concern with candidates running in the local elections.

The event is open to all new candidates, elected politicians, and the Irish speaking and Gaeltacht communities.

Four key speakers will give short presentations followed by questions, answers and open discussion.

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Ardrúnaí Chonradh na Gaeilge Julian de Spáinn will update on the ‘Investment Plan for the Irish speaking and Gaeltacht Communities’ while Rachel Ní Riada, Údarás na Gaeltachta will give a presentation on the Galetacht areas in Kerry.

Victor Bayden, Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh and Cristín de M órdha, Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne will both talk on the challenges and the needs of the Gaeltacht communities in their respective areas of South Kerry and West Kerry.

“This is an opportunity for the community to inform local politicians on the much needed supports for the Gaeltacht and also to hear how those same politicians support the Irish language” says Risteard Ó Fuaráin, Public Relations Officer for Fóram Gaeilge Chiarraí, the organisers of the event.

“The Irish speaking communities in Kerry can influence politicians and policies in the County Council and we hope that the community will send them a strong message this coming Thursday” says Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Chairperson of Fóram Gaeilge Chiarraí.

The event will be in Irish with a simultaneous translation service.  Questions and comments will be taken from the floor Irish and in English.

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