Monday, 30 November 2009

Ó Cuív vs Ring la Mayo Advertiser:

A Government minister has slammed claims by Fine Gael TD Michael Ring that the “Government are raiding the fund for struggling farmers to pay for Irish language bureaucracy”.

Deputy Ring made his claims earlier this week when he accused the Government of “raiding badly needed support funds for farmers who have been hit by the flooding crisis and falling farm incomes by taking €1 million from the Rural and Social Scheme to meet Irish language obligations”.

However, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Eamon Ó Cuív has said that allegations made by Dep Ring are total nonsense.

“This is absolute rubbish and worse, it is deliberately disingenuous,” said Minister Ó Cuív...

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