Gael Choláiste Principal Claims Irish Version Of Clare’s County Plan May Never Be Seen

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A prominent Clare Gaeilgóir claims the €33,000 Irish translation of Clare’s County Development Plan will be committed to a shelf and may never be seen.

The local authority spent just under €32,800 hiring three translators to re-write the plan, which sets out how the county will develop until 2023.

Under the Official Irish Language Acts 2003, all official documents must be produced in both languages and because of the scale of work in translating the 267,000 words, three translators were required.


But Príomhoide of Coláiste Eoghain Ui Chomhraidhe in Carrigaholt and presenter of Cúl Caint on Clare FM Dónal Ó Lionsigh says producing two separate documents means the Irish language one may never see the light of day.