The minority government of Fine Gael and whoever happens to be knocking around the Dáil bar at the time has launched its new four-year strategy for schools and colleges, grandly titled the “Action Plan for Education, 2016-2019“. You have to love the dynamic buzzword in the title, not to mention throughout the seventy-page document. Go-gadget go! So where in the plan, you might wonder, are the detailed in-depth proposals for Irish language education to address the growing clamour from parents and communities for gaelscoileanna in their neighbourhoods? Why on page twenty-five, where we have this lengthy promise:
Action: Strengthen Irish language learning in Gaeltacht areas.