Strong support promised by candidates and parties for the Irish language and the Gaeltacht in the 2020 General Election.

05 February 2020

But pressure to be kept on some candidates and parties to attain certain outstanding commitments before Election day.

Conradh na Gaeilge today welcomed various candidates and political parties promises on the 4 commitments, agreed by over 70 groups, to strengthen the Irish language and Gaeltacht. The organisation released information leaflets for all constituencies today, which will be shared widely, with the candidates and parties stances on these commitments.They can be found at

Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge said:
“It is very important that the public are informed with regard to the stances of the various candidates and parties concerning the Irish language and the Gaeltacht. The language and Gaeltacht have not been treated fairly in recent years, especially with regards to funding, but it's good to see the vast majority of parties promising that they will rectify this situation after the General Election. Extra investment, as promised by candidates and the parties, will be used to create employment in the Gaeltacht and to provide opportunities for people to use Irish in their communities throughout Ireland, by developing hubs for the Irish language, making scholarships available to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, employing language co-ordinators and more.”

Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge said: “Even though we are very happy that a significant number of candidates and parties are on-board with all 4 commitments for the Irish language and Gaeltacht, we still have work to do to ensure certain commitments, such as strengthening the Official Languages Bill, especially by setting a target year of no later than 2030 to the provision in the Bill that will ensure 20% of those recruited in the public sector in the future will be able to provide services in both Irish and English

Conradh na Gaeilge are currently organising Fóraim Gnímh (action forums) all over the country to encourage the community to engage with the candidates on the commitments. We are also sharing information in every constituency as to the stance of candidates and parties on the commitments.

In addition, information by constituency with regard to the stance of every party and candidate on the 4 commitments that the 70 groups are looking for will be circulated in every constituency before the General Election.

More information on the candidates and the parties stance on the commitments for the Irish Language and Gaeltacht are available at:

More Information:
Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary
086 8142757 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha, Advocacy Manager Deputy General Secretary of Projects
087 4188050 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Róisín Ní Mhaoláin, Communications Executive
087 6338931 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Grúpaí ag tacú leis na 4 éileamh | Groups Supporting the 4 Commitments:
An Clár as Gaeilge Teo.
An Droichead Teo.
An Foras Pátrúnachta
An Gréasán
Aontas na Mac Léinn in Éirinn
Aontas na nDaltaí Iarbhunscoile in Éirinn
Áras na nGael
Cairde Teo.
Cairde Uí Néill
Coiste Cultúrtha & Teanga Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Teo.
Coiste Dúiche Mhaigh Eo, Conradh na Gaeilge
Coiste Forbartha Charn Tóchair
Coláiste na bhFiann
Coláiste na nGael
Comhairle Ceantair na nOileán Teo.
Comhaltas Uladh
Comhar Chaomhán Teo.
Comhar Dún Chaocháin Teo.
Comharchumann Chléire Teo.
Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigeach Teo.
Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith Triúigh Teo.
Comharchumann Forbartha Árann
Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne Teo.
Comharchumann Forbartha Mhuscraí Teo.
Comharchumann Mhic Dara Teo
Comharchumann na nOileán Bheag Teo.
Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir
Comhchoiste Gaeltachta Chiarraí Theas Teo.
Comhlachas na gComharchumann Gaeltachta
Comhlacht Forbartha an Spidéal Teo.
Comhlacht Forbartha Oileán Acla Teo.
Conradh na Gaeilge
Conradh na Gaeilge, Boirche Íochtar
Conradh na Gaeilge, Craobh an Aonaigh
Croí Éanna
Cultúrlann Mac Ádaimh Ó Fiach
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain
Cumann Gaelach Leath Chathail
Fóram Gaeilge Chiarraí
Fóram na nÓg
Forbairt Chonamara Láir
Forbairt na Dromada Teo.
Forbairt Pobail Mhaigh Cuilinn Teo
Gaeil na Gaillimhe
Gaeilge Locha Riach
Gael Linn
Gaelfhorbairt na Gaillimhe
Gaelphobal Ard Mhacha Theas
Glór an Ghleanna
Glór an Tuaiscirt
Glór Cheatharlach
Glór na Móna
Glór na nGael
Glór na Spéiríní
Ionad Buail Isteach na Gaeilge
Ionad Deirbhle
Ionad na Fuiseoige
Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar
Ionad Uíbh Eachach
Laochra Loch Lao
Muineachán le Gaeilge
Muintir Chrónáin
Oideas Gael
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Oireachtas na Gaeilge
Pobal ar an Iúl, Conradh na Gaeilge
Sult na Sollán
Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta

Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge