Candidates' Responses

Assembly Elections 2016Conradh na Gaeilge worked with local community groups across Ireland to organise local action forums in every county in Ireland  as part of the #GaelVóta campaign in the run-up to the general elections north and south this year.

Over 80 Irish-language and Gaeltacht groups, including community and all-island organisations and their funding authorities, agreed an investment plan to create over 1,175 jobs and to provide more opportunities for people to use Irish. We also agreed on representative measures to ensure that the investment plan is acted upon, and that the Irish-language and Gaeltacht community are properly represented at Government level. These are the Irish-Language and Gaeltacht Commitments that form the basis of the #GaelVóta campaign.

Assembly Election (North): Thursday, 5 May 2016

We asked every political party and every election candidate running in the Assembly election to officially pledge their support for 3 main Irish-language commitments in the north. Four parties and over 70 candidates support the commitments for the Irish-language community in the north, and we received the following responses from political parties and candidates before the election on 5 May 2016:

Responses of Political Parties (North):
Click pdfhere for information on the responses from the political parties and their stance on the three main Irish-language commitments.

Responses of the Assembly Election Candidates (North):
Click on a constituency below to see the responses of that constituency's candidates as regards the commitments.

pdfBelfast East
pdfBelfast North
pdfBelfast South
pdfBelfast West
pdfEast Antrim
pdfEast Londonderry
pdfFermanagh & South Tyrone
pdfFoyle
pdfLagan Valley
pdfMid Ulster
pdfNewry and Armagh
pdfNorth Antrim
pdfNorth Down
pdfSouth Antrim
pdfSouth Down
pdfStrangford
pdfUpper Bann
pdfWest Tyrone

We recently organised action forum to discuss and promote these commitments.

Sinn Féin, SDLP, People Before Profit and Cross-Community Labour Alternative have officially pledged their support for the commitments as entire parties. Candidates and other parties still have time to pledge their support for the commitments before the Assembly election in the north on 5 May 2016. 

* Contact was made with all candidates on at least two occasions as per the contact details that were publicly available. We apologise for any information that may be inaccurate as a result of this, or if any candidate has been left out.

** Any party or candidate can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they wish to support the commitments or would like more information.

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General Election (South): Friday, 26 February 2016

We asked every political party and every general election candidate running in the south to officially pledge their support for 3 main Irish-language and Gaeltacht commitments. We received the following responses from political parties and candidates before the general election on 26 February 2016:

Responses of Political Parties (South):
Click pdfhere for the responses from the political parties. 
You can find all references made by the political parties to the Irish language and the Gaeltacht in their manifestos pdfhere.

Responses of General Election Candidates (South):
Click on a constituency below to see the responses of that constituency\'s candidates as regards the commitments (you can also click pdfhere to see all candidates responses).

Connacht
pdfGalway East
pdfGalway West
pdfMayo
pdfRoscommon – Galway
pdfSligo – Leitrim

Leinster
pdfDublin Central
pdfDublin Mid–West
pdfDublin Fingal
pdfDublin North–West
pdfDublin Bay North
pdfDublin Rathdown
pdfDublin South–Central
pdfDublin Bay South
pdfDublin South–West
pdfDublin West
pdfDún Laoghaire
pdfWicklow
pdfWexford
pdfCarlow – Kilkenny
pdfKildare North
pdfKildare South
pdfLongford-Westmeath
pdfLouth

pdfMeath East
pdfMeath West
pdfOffaly

Munster
pdfLimerick City
pdfLimerick
pdfClare
pdfTipperary
pdfKerry
pdfWaterford
pdfCork East
pdfCork North–West
pdfCork North–Central
pdfCork South–Central
pdfCork South–West

Ulster
pdfDonegal
pdfCavan – Monaghan

* Contact was made with all candidates on at least two occasions as per the contact details that were publicly available. We apologise for any information that may be inaccurate as a result of this, or if any candidate has been left out.

** Any party or candidate can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they wish to support the commitments or would like more information.

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