Sinn Féin Irish Language spokesperson Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Communities that the 2018 Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme will open for applications from the 3rd of January 2018.
Kevin Campbell said
“I welcome the news that the Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme will open in January.
“I congratulate Carál Ní Chuilín for the initiative, which has exceeded it’s 2020 target of 20,000 this year.
“Hopefully this announcement means that discrimination against Irish-speaking children will not be tolerated in the future.
“The Irish language belongs to us all and it is time that an Irish Language Act was introduced so that Irish speakers and learners are afforded the same rights as citizens across these islands.
“Application forms can be downloaded from the Líofa website www.liofa.eu or by contacting Líofa directly on 028 9051 5058.
“The scheme will close on the 28 of February and successful applicants will be notified in March 2018.”