Thursday, 24 January 2008

Joe Kelly Highland Radio:

The current generation of Irish speakers in the Donegal Gaeltacht could be the last.

That's according to West Donegal Councillor
Joe Kelly who was responding to a report released by the Department of the Gaeltacht which shows that there is now a clear threat to the survival of the Irish language.

The study also shows that the education system is not transforming those who come to school as English speakers into active Irish speakers.

Councillor Kelly says more of an emphasis on Irish in schools in needed to help the language survive.

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