CPT Criticisms of Irish Prisons Standards

November 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE CPT CRITICISMS OF IRISH PRISONS STANDARDS The European Council for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) which is the Council of Europe body which inspects prisons police stations and other places of

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Dedicated Language Archive Opens in Belfast

October 4, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Speaking about the creation of a dedicated Irish language archive at Coláiste Feirste and St Mary’s University College in Belfast, which contains thousands of records and spans more than 100 years which charts the revival of the language,

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People in North More Disposed to Use Irish Language

August 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE In a report issued earlier this month The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), the state think-tank, examined the attitudes towards the Irish Language in both states in Ireland. Drawing mainly on the 2013 Irish Language Survey involving

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Anger of Kenny Gaeltacht Comments

August 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE This time last year Joe McHugh, Donegal North-West TD, was made Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs. There was widespread anger when it was revealed that Minister McHugh had only a basic knowledge of the Irish

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Positive Response from Irish Government on Sub Safety Issue

July 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish Foreign Minister has sent a positive response to a concern raised by the Celtic League about International Maritime Organisation Convention A709 (17) which govern the interaction of submarines and Motor Fishing Vessels. The League had expressed

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Irish Navy Deploy Second Vessel for Migrant Rescue

July 12, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Niamh left Cork this weekend for the Mediterranean where she will take over the migrant rescue role already being undertaken in that area by the LÉ Eithne. Since being deployed to the

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Irish Branch Support for EU Language Protest

March 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Earlier this week Yn Conradh Ceilteach/the Celtic League Irish Branch wrote to Liadh Ní Riada MEP expressing their wholehearted support for staging a language strike in the European parliament in protest against what she called the discrimination against

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Irish GCSE Back on England and Wales Curriculum in Two Years

February 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Irish will be back on the GCSE curriculum for England and Wales in two years time it has been revealed. The language was removed from the school system in 2013 at a time when Coláiste na nGael said

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Irish Recruitment to British Army Halved

January 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It has been revealed that recruitment of Irish nationals into the British Army has dropped by almost 50% over the past year. Seventy Irish citizens joined in 2012 as opposed to 123 the previous year. Some Irish media

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Irish Language Commissioner Resigns

December 10, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin resigned last week from his position after almost ten years, because of what he called the Irish government’s “hypocrisy” in dealing with the Irish language. The Coimisinéir Teanga, whose role it is

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