Written Answers - Irish Language

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 717 No. 3

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  320.  Deputy Frank Feighan  Information on Frank Feighan  Zoom on Frank Feighan   asked the Minister for Defence  Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen   the amount of funding spent in 2009 and 2010 by his Department on Irish language training for public servants; the number of persons that participated in Irish language training courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35308/10]

Minister for Defence (Deputy Tony Killeen): Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen  Irish Language Training courses for the Department are directly funded by the Department of Finance (Training Civil Service Training and Development Centre, Gaeleagras). Four staff participated in Irish language training in [762]2010. In addition, in 2010, two staff were awarded scholarships which consisted of one weeks course in a Gaeltacht area. A payment of €125 is issued to the staff member by the Department following their attendance at a scholarship course.


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