Friday, 13 June 2008


…de la BBC:

The chairman of Irish broadcaster TG4, has accused senior NI civil servants of bias against the Irish language.

It emerged after the publication of transcripts of an Ofcom conference in Belfast last week.

"The issue is a bias against the language at very senior levels in both DCAL and the senior civil service," Peter Quinn said.

However, the permanent secretary of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure challenged him to produce evidence.

The row centres around £12m of funding for Irish language broadcasting granted by the British government under the Good Friday Agreement of 1998...

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