Report finds 8 out 9 gardai stationed in Gweedore couldn’t do their duties in…

first_img Pinterest Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Garda management failed to comply with the law when eight out of nine Gardaí assigned to serve in Gaoth Dobhair in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht could not carry out their duties through Irish.A report of an investigation, published today in An Coimisinéir Teanga’s Annual Report for 2011, found that the Garda Commissioner failed to comply with a provision of An Garda Síochána Act 2005.It requires that members of the force stationed in the Gaeltacht should be sufficientlycompetent in Irish to enable them to use it with ease in carrying out their duties.A further statutory provision of An Garda Síochána’s language scheme under the Official Languages Act was also breached.The investigation arose from a complaint from a native Irish speaker who was unable to conduct his business through Irish with Gardaí in Gaoth Dobhair.The investigation, which commenced in February 2011, was temporarily set aside when Garda authorities increased to three the number of Irish speakers assigned to the station.However, the investigation was recommenced when no further progress was reported and a formal finding of non-compliance was made by An Coimisinéir Teanga in December 2011.An Coimisinéir Teanga made a series of recommendations to be implemented by the Garda authorities within a nine-month period to ensure full compliance with the statutory requirements.Speaking at the launch of his Annual Report for 2011, An Coimisinéir Teanga, Seán Ó Cuirreáin, said that the status of Irish as a community language in the Gaeltacht was more vulnerable now than at any time in the past and that the State can hardly expect the Irish language to survive as a community language in the Gaeltacht if it continues to force people in those areas to carry out their business with the Statethrough English. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Newsx Adverts Twitter Previous article‘Twister’ captured on camera near FintownNext articleFamily of man who has part of his face bitten off describe his anguish News Highland center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – April 24, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Report finds 8 out 9 gardai stationed in Gweedore couldn’t do their duties in Irish WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+last_img read more

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