INTERESTING- number of TD's and Senators who went to Guth na Gaeltachta Info Day

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Guth na Gaeltachta and Conradh na Gaeilge organisted an Information Day in Buswells Hotel last Wednesday 6th October. They also organisted one last year. The events gave TD's and Senators the opportunity to come over to the hotel to support the Guth na Gaeltachta campaign and to stay abreast with developments nationally in relation to the Irish language and the Gaeltacht. They are lobbying TD's and Senators to show their support for 1) the opposition to the proposal that Udarás na Gaeltachta will end and be merged with Enterprise Ireland and 2) that Pat Carey implements all the 33 recommendations of the Joint-Oireachtas Committee on the first ever 20 Year National Strategy for the Irish Language.

82 politicians went over to the hotel to show their support for the campaign. Presumably many others support the campaign but were unable to attend. I know Rónan Mullen for example was in Brussels. Here is the list of TD's and Senators who attended.

LO= Lucht Oibre/Labour
NS= Neamhspleách/Independent
CG= Comhaontás Glas/Green Party


TD’s​
Caoimhghín
Ó Caoláin
SF

Dr. Rory
O'Hanlon
FF

Margaret
Conlon
FF

Seymour
Crawford
FG

Joseph
Carey
FG

Patrick
Breen
FG

Timothy
Dooley
FF

Tony
Killeen
FF

James
Bannon
FG

Mary
O'Rourke
FF

Peter
Kelly
FF

William
Penrose
LO

Johnny
Brady
FF

Thomas
Byrne
FF

Cyprian
Brady
FF

Maureen
O'Sullivan
NS

Olivia
Mitchell
FG

Tom
Kitt
FF

Aengus
Ó Snodaigh
SF

Joanna
Tuffy
LO

Charlie
O'Connor
FF

Michael
Woods
FF

Terence
Flanagan
FG

Darragh
O'Brien
FF

James
Reilly
FG

Trevor
Sargent
CG

Bobby
Aylward
FF

John
McGuinness
FF

Matthew J.
Nolan
FF

Áine
Brady
FF

Bernard
Durkan
FG

Michael
Fitzpatrick
FF

Joe
Behan
NS

Jim
O'Keeffe
FG

P.J.
Sheehan
FG

Michael
Creed
FG

Michael
Moynihan
FF

David
Stanton
FG

Seán
Sherlock
LO

Seán
Barrett
FG

Dinny
McGinley
FG

Joe
McHugh
FG

Niall
Blaney
FF

Éamon
Ó Cuív
FF

Michael
D Higgins
LO


Pádraic
McCormack
FG

Michael P.
Kitt
FF

Ulick
Burke
FG

Paul
Kehoe
FG

Fergus
O'Dowd
FG

Dan
Neville
FG

Jan
O'Sullivan
LO

Kieran
O'Donnell
FG

Michael
Noonan
FG

Beverley
Flynn
FF

Dara
Calleary
FF

Enda
Kenny
FG

John
O'Mahony
FG

Michael
Ring
FG

Brendan
Kenneally
FF


Brian
O'Shea
LO

Frank
Feighan
FG

Mattie
McGrath
FF

Máire
Hoctor
FF

Noel J.
Coonan
FG


Seanadóirí/Senators

Brian
Ó Domhnaill
FF

Eugene
Regan
FG

Feargal
Quinn
NS

Fidelma
Healy Eames
FG

Ivana
Bacik
LO

Jerry
Buttimer
FG

Joe
O'Toole
NS

John Paul
Phelan
FG

Labhrás
Ó Murchú
FF
1
Larry
Butler
FF

Mark
Daly
FF

Mary
White
FF

Maurice
Cummins
FG

Niall
Ó Brolacháin
CO

Paschal
Canice Mooney
FF

Paul
Coghlan
FG

Piaras
Ó Dochartaigh
SF​
 


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A) Did they give free booze ?
No.

B) On such a day, how many TD & Senators would pass through Buswells anyway ?
A small number probably would on any given day. The room rented out was down stairs though so any TD's and Senators going to Buswells did not have to go to it.
 

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Is this the Gaelgeoir equivalent of "sure he went to me uncle's funeral so I'll give him a preference," in other words, is there a point to any of this turning up? The thread is titled INTERESTING after all...
 

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Lá Eolais 2011

Guth na Gaeltachta and Conradh na Gaeilge will be holding their third Lá Eolais/Information Day on 1st June to keep Oireachtas members informed of news in relation to Údaras na Gaeltachta, Irish in the education sector and the 20 Year National Strategy for Irish. Some of the political parties policies in relation to the Irish language in the recent General Election will also be discussed in particular Fine Gael's commitment to look at a second Irish language subject being introduced to cater for native Irish speakers and other students with good Irish, Labour's policy for a second subject to be taught through Irish at primary level and both FG and LB's policy for trainee primary teachers to spend longer time in the Gaeltacht when learning to become teachers.

More info on the Guth na Gaeltachta website:

Is feachtas neamhpholaitiúil, traspháirtí é Guth na Gaeltachta
 

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Just to remind you all that the third Guth na Gaeltachta/Conradh na Gaeilge Lá Eolais/Information Day will be on Wednesday in Buswells!
 

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Go n-éirí go geal leo.
Tá súil agam go mbeidh toradh maith ar a chuid oibre.
Go raibh maith agat as ucht an eolais.
 

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We cannot afford to fund the Irish language to the extent that we do at present.

Nothing summed up the toal madness that goes on in this country when, back in November, the IMF were holding their press conference in the Merrion Hotel and across the road Cowen and O'Cuiv were launching an Irish 20 year strategy.

Really I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!
 

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We cannot afford to fund the Irish language to the extent that we do at present.

Nothing summed up the toal madness that goes on in this country when, back in November, the IMF were holding their press conference in the Merrion Hotel and across the road Cowen and O'Cuiv were launching an Irish 20 year strategy.

Really I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!
Folks, the IMF is in town.
Close down all normal life.
Don't eat.
Don't drink.
Don't go to the pub.
Close all restaurants, except Chopra's favorite.
Close the cinemas.
Close the theatres.

Hell, close the schools, the hospitals, close everything, everyone emigrate and give everything to the IMF, who deserve all we have.
We deserve nothing, we should just emigrate or die.
 


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