New translators will cost €3.5m

Up to 30 translators will be employed at a cost of €3.5 million a year from January 1 to implement Irish as an official and working language of the European Union.

16th December, 2006

Up to 30 translators will be employed at a cost of €3.5 million a year from January 1 to implement Irish as an official and working language of the European Union.

The EU will cover the cost of the translators. The change means that Irish can be listed as a required second language when applying for a position in the EU.

Until recently all EU treaties have been translated into Irish, but EU laws, directives and regulations...

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