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I, like many thousands, took part in the “La Mór na Gaeilge” rally recently and the majority of the protesters were young people, particularly students of Gaelcholáistí. A large number of participants came from all parts of Ireland.
As the father of four children attending a Gaelcholáiste in West Dublin, it is imperative that the Government clearly states its honest intentions with regard to the future of the Irish language.
Funding for Irish-language bodies and Gaeltacht regions have been drastically reduced in every budget since the onset of the economic crisis.
These cuts have had a detrimental effect on the cultural, artistic and educational communities of Ireland.
May I through the medium of your esteemed newspaper urge the people to make the Irish language a big issue in the run-up to the May elections?
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