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Huge funding cuts to Gaeltacht for the young

I just came across this news article. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38422550

There was also a news headline this year of a major cut in funding for Cornish. It is an absolute crying shame that we don't do more to protect the languages that embody the rich heritage of the British Isles & Ireland.

I might be wrong to say this but from my understanding of Irish and English history. Funding Irish to be taught to children from both North and Southern Ireland is so important in creating a joined sense of identity across the whole of Ireland.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Micheal91

Agreed. It's so disappointing to hear that stormont are cutting the funding to vital services to people of disadvantaged backgrounds when they squandered 400million.

Shame!

-Just realized I spelled stormont as storming... oh dear

-And I said billion instead of million...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

In all fairness, it was "only" 400 million! :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Searlasmane

Only? We live in such different worlds, my dear ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

My comment was made when the original post referred to 400 billion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Just for completeness, the Irish Times is reporting that this funding cut has been restored in the last few days, perhaps in an attempt to avert the current crisis in the Northern Ireland Executive.

1 year ago