Sunday 20 April 2014

Ronan O'Domhnaill is new Irish Language Commissioner

THE Government today appointed television journalist Ronan O Domhnaill as the new Irish Language Commissioner.

He replaces the outgoing Commissioner Sean O Cuirreain, who resigned amid controversy last December.

Mr O Cuirreain, who served in the post for 10 years, said the Government had no intention of implementing the various policy promises they made on the Irish language. 

He said Irish-speaking people cannot do their daily business with state authorities despite the theoretical status given the language.

His successor Mr O Domhnaill, aged 38 and a native of Connemara, is a political journalist with Irish-language television station TG4 and is a frequent contributor to RTE radio and television.

He takes up his post on February 22.

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