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Letterkenny Post
23 Nollaig 2015

Junior Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement of €1m in additional capital funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2016.

He said: "This announcement means that Údarás na Gaeltachta's total funding will amount to €6.687m, which will help them to retain jobs in their client companies in the Gaeltacht and attract further investment to Gaeltacht areas."

In his statement, the Minister of State acknowledged in particular the pioneering work done by Údarás na Gaeltachta on the implementation of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht, in association with the community organisations on the ground.

"Their work is of great importance", he said. "I said before that I intended to seek further funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta under hte Revised Estimates process and I'm pleased that I have secured that extra funding now," said Minister of State McHugh

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