Dept of the Gaeltacht website 'had Irish from Google Translate'

The Department responsible for the Irish language has been slammed by the Irish language watchdog for its own poor standard of the language.

Dept of the Gaeltacht website 'had Irish from Google Translate'

The Department responsible for the Irish language has been slammed by the Irish language watchdog for its own poor standard of the language.

The Department has replaced some of the Irish text on its website for the 2016 celebrations, because the previous Irish did not make sense.

It has since emerged that the original Irish on the website was produced by Google Translate.

The Irish Language Commissioner, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, says the Department of the Gaeltacht should be leading by example.

Mr Ó Domhnaill said: "The Department of the Gaeltacht, under the language scheme, has a duty to develop bilingual websites and we take it as a given that the Irish language that is used should be accurate and that people should be able to understand it.

"It is unhelpful and it is worrying and it's a cause for concern for me when that doesn't happen, as is clear in this case."

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