State pays €700,000 to teach Irish in colleges overseas

Ireland“Universities across the globe are being grant-aided by the Government to get more people speaking Irish. From Poland to the Czech Republic and across the Atlantic to North America, third-level institutions are receiving a total of €700,000 this year to promote Irish. They include Karlova University in Prague; Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland); Freiburg University in Germany; Utrecht University in Holland; and the University of St Thomas in Texas. In all, more than 40 universities and other third-level colleges are benefiting from the grant aid to support and develop the teaching of Irish abroad in 2009 …” (more)

[Brian McDonald, Independent, 20 April]

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