Gaidhlig Speakers Divided on Independence

April 26, 2012

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Gaidhlig Speakers Divided on Independence A short interview with the Alba Branch Secretary of the Celtic League has featured in the weekly Irish language newspaper supplement ‘Foinse’. The article focuses on the views of Gaidhlig speakers in Scotland

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Irish Language – Positive Census Results but Major Threats Loom

April 9, 2012

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Irish Language – Positive Census Results but Major Threats Loom The Convenor of the Celtic League has issued a statement on the Irish language following the release of data from the 2011 Census in Ireland. When the Census

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Ireland (NI): Language Broadcasting Issue Still Live

January 27, 2012

A Council of Europe Advisory group has called on the authorities in the north of Ireland to: ‘Develop comprehensive legislation on the Irish language in Northern Ireland and take resolute measures to protect and implement more effectively the language rights of persons belonging

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AGM – GS Cymru Report Highlights Language Issues

November 10, 2011

The report on events in Cymru by the General Secretary to the Falkirk AGM was dominated by language issues (see below): “Cymru Language There have been a number of positive moves in the development of the Welsh language over the last year, but

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Comments About Welsh Language Provoke Anger

September 13, 2011

A Welsh politician is standing up for the right of Welsh people not to be publicly humiliated in the media for the language they speak. Jonathan Edwards, a Member of the Westminster Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in North Wales, complained to

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Scotland: New Online Gaelic Resource

August 8, 2011

A new online resource has been launched in Scotland that is designed to help staff from the public sector to learn Gaelic. The £6,000 initiative has been trailed by staff at SNH, Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and the Crofters Commission, who each contributed

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Alba: Stand Up For The Language Call

August 1, 2011

ALBA: STAND UP FOR THE LANGUAGE CALL A professor has said that organisations that have been set up to promote Gaelic in Scotland should stand up for the language. Professor Kenneth MacKinnon’s comments come following a year of private research that the he

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Cymru: Hotel Language Dispute Update

May 20, 2011

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for Wales has responded to a letter from the General Secretary of the Celtic League following discrimination against Welsh language speakers at a hotel in the north of Wales. In the letter, the EHRC state that:

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Leaked Letter Sheds Light on Police Language Row

January 23, 2011

A letter response has been leaked to the Celtic League from a member of staff at Devon and Cornwall Police, who had written in complaint about the removal of the Cornish language signs at Camborne police station last year. The letter – from

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Plaudit For Airport Over Language policy

November 27, 2010

The general secretary (GS) of the Celtic League has written to Cardiff Airport to congratulate them on their new bilingual Welsh/English language policy, which he says has “really made the airport stand out” compared to previously. At the 2010 AGM in Mannin/Isle of

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