Campbell welcomes Irish language commentary for Euros

Sinn Féin Kevin Campbell has welcomed the announcement from RTE that commentary will be available as Gaeilge for Ireland games during Euro 2016.

 

He said;

 

“The announcement from RTE that commentary will be made available as Gaeilge for Ireland soccer matches during Euro 2016 is welcome.

 

“It is a recognition of the continued growth of the Irish language across Ireland.

 

“More and more people use Irish everyday and this move will increase the visibility and public profile of the language.

 

“The fact that the official song of the Ireland team is ‘Seo Linn’ also sends out a positive message about Irish.

 

“Hopefully this will lead to more Irish language commentary and programming in the media.”