20 new languages to become official languages of the EU.

A representative of the South West Regional Authority believes that funding and services would be better utilised to promote the Irish language in the county. The comments come during a campaign to support full official status of the language at EU level.Annette Mac Namara of the South West Regional Authority is take over the chair of the culture and education commission of the EU commission in the New Year. The Irish language already has treaty status but in order for it to receive working status, many financial resources and services would need to be put in place. In May of next year 20 new languages are to become official languages of the European Union.

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