Ó Cuív, Éamon

Thursday, 29 April 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 504 No. 1

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Ceisteanna–Questions. Priority Questions. - Irish Language Terminology.

My Department does not have responsibility for terminology in the Irish language nor for the provision of dictionaries relating to that language. Responsibility for the development of terminology lies...More Button

De réir mar a thuigim, tá Coiste Téarmaíochta ann i láthair na huaire. There is a Coiste Téarmaíochta which works on this but it is not the responsibility of this Department. Traditionally Irish has h...More Button

It was an oversight on my part not to be more precise. If one looks at the Act passed recently dealing with the Agreement, which has not been implemented because of other difficulties, the Foras Teang...More Button

That is part of our remit. A great deal of work has been carried out on dictionaries but even the Oxford dictionary requires constant updating. There are a number of issues here, one of which relates ...More Button

Other Questions. - Islands Federation.

Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann is the umbrella body which represents inhabited offshore islands. The comhdháil encourages these communities to become involved in local development as well as provid ing...More Button

Gaeltacht islanders will have a voice in the Údarás na Gaeltachta elections. Because so many deficiencies on the islands relate to infrastructure, close links have been developed between the Departmen...More Button

I have no great knowledge of the other case referred to by Deputy Kenny. I take the view that, at the end of the day, the buck stops with me and my senior colleague in regard to any decisions made. I ...More Button

It would be a foolish Minister who would ignore the views of the islanders he was appointed to serve. However, in the event of a Minister believing one thing should be done and a body such as Comhdhái...More Button

Other Questions. - Údarás na Gaeltachta.

As I have explained in replies to previous parliamentary questions, the Government has approved a proposal submitted to it by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands in relation to ...More Button

The short Bill will provide for the holding of elections at any time between four years and five and a half years after the previous election, as opposed to four years and five years. If we had intend...More Button

Like every Deputy who represents a Gaeltacht community, I have a received a letter from MSF which represents workers in Údarás na Gaeltachta. I was a little surprised that it was in English. This was ...More Button

The minor legislation has to be passed by mid-May; otherwise, legal difficulties will be encountered in making the regulations for the election which, under the Act, has to be held before 9 June. Depu...More Button

Other Questions. - Irish Language Policy.

Tógfaidh mé Ceisteanna 8, 9 agus 17 le chéile. The core policy goal of my Department in relation to the Irish language is to reverse the decline in the use of the language as the principal means of co...More Button

I have always been a little sceptical about the number of Irish speakers compiled by the census, although they are the only comparative figures I have. I do not have the figures for the number of peop...More Button

There seems to be a large number of people who understand Irish which would not have been the case 100 years ago. More people would have spoken Irish every day then and a number would have had no Engl...More Button

Written Answers. - Gaeltacht Jobs Provision.

As the information requested is in tabular form, I will have it circulated in the Official Report. New jobs created in Industries assisted by Údarás na Gaeltachta in the period 1989 to 1998.More Button

Written Answers. - Offshore Islands.

When I took office I made the improvement of the quality of access to offshore islands one of my top priorities.More Button

As I have already indicated to the House it is my intention that all island communities will have adequate and suitable access to the mainland. My Department is in the process of finalising a comprehe...More Button

Written Answers. - Donegal Airport.

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions No. 320 of 9 March and No. 477 of 23 March. In relation to the amount of grant aid sanctioned by Údarás na Gaeltachta for the company involved as I have pre...More Button

Written Answers. - Irish Language.

The Irish language will be promoted in 1999, in so far as its promotion relates to the functions of my Department, through the schemes of assistance operated by the Department itself, both within and ...More Button


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