Bradley calls for Foras na Gaeilge to explain new funding arrangements

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh has invited Foras na Gaeilge to be questioned by Stormont’s Culture Arts and Leisure Committee about new funding arrangements for the Irish Language.

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said, “Core funded organisations, which are currently outside the funding loop – Pobal, Ultach and Altram – will also give evidence to the Committee.

“Many questions still remain unanswered. Will the Minister urge Foras na Gaeilge to implement a consortia-based approach to ensure the continuance of the excellent work being carried out by POBAL, Iontaobhas Ultach, Altram and Forbairt Feirste?

“How will the experience and leadership skills of staff here be retained, how many posts will be ended, will the lead organisations share accommodation, will the leadership posts of Directors/Chief Executives the 6 Lead Organisations will be subject to open competition?

Bradley added, “I will be pressing Foras na Gaeilge to provide the answers to these important questions.”

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