Galway West TD Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €1.7 million to organisations helping to implement Irish Language plans this year.
The current stage of planning process has seen 15 Gaeltacht regions approved, 12 officers appointed, and 8 service towns engaged in the preparation of language plans relating to three Irish Language Networks.
To support this process the Department Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is providing €1.4 million to Údarás na Gaeltachta and €323,750 to Foras na Gaeilge for this year.
“This is a practical and influential measure that I expect will have a significant and positive impact on the health of the Irish language,” Seán Kyne said.
The Minister of State for Irish, the Gaeltacht, and the Islands added that this funding comes on top of €1.9 million already announced.
Minister Kyne added that further specific investment will be forthcoming to aid in the implementation of language plans within the household, early learning in the gaeltacht, and within the traditional arts.