Two years ago, the government scrapped points bonuses for Irish speakers applying to join the civil service, but put in a target that 6 per cent of all new civil servants hired should be able to speak Irish.
McHugh said he was now giving “serious consideration” to raising this target to 10 per cent to boost the numbers of Irish speakers in the public service.
“If a parent from Gweedore [in the Donegal Gaeltacht)] looks...
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