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A support and development resource for the Irish language welcomed in Baile Bhuirne

Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, T.D. for the provision of a Support and Development Resource Centre for the Irish language to be established in Coláiste Íosagáin, Baile Bhuirne under the auspices of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta. An t-Údarás believes that this decision will encourage all those involved in Gaeltacht and Irish-medium school education. It will give An Chomhairle and an tÚdarás an opportunity to work together to build on this important development step of providing a strong support structure for Gaeltacht schools.

Údarás also welcomes the Ministers decision to increase the marks for the oral Irish exam in the Junior and Leaving Certificate to 40% and believes that this will benefit the Irish language and add to its appeal.