17/12/15

Minister of State McHugh welcomes extra provision for Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2016

The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh TD, has welcomed the announcement of €1m in additional capital funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2016.   “This announcement means that Údarás na Gaeltachta’s total funding will amount to €6.687m, which will help them to retain jobs in their client companies in the Gaeltacht and attract further investment to Gaeltacht areas”, said the Minister of State.

In his statement, the Minister of State acknowledged in particular the pioneering work done by Údarás na Gaeltachta on the implementation of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht, in association with the community organisations on the ground. “Their work is of great importance”, he said. “I said before that I intended to seek further funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta under the Revised Estimates process and I’m pleased that I have secured that extra funding now”, said Minister of State McHugh.

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Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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