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Foras na Gaeilge have launched a twelve week public consultation process on its review of its core funded bodies.

Foras na Gaeilge currently provides funding to 19 core funded bodies throughout Ireland, North and South. The public consultation process will focus on Foras na Gaeilge’s portfolio of draft schemes, having regard in particular to the nineteen core funded bodies in both jurisdictions. 

The consultation was welcomed by the Ministers in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG), Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley TD and the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure in the North, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA who said that through the consultation process “we can ensure that government policy-making adequately takes account of the needs and views of the public and, most importantly, those that the funding will affect. It is intended that the new funding model will ensure an effective mechanism for the welfare and growth of the Irish language in the future”.  

The review of its core funded bodies is being undertaken as a result of a decision taken by the North South Ministerial Council.