*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward
The Mayor of Ennis has requested that Clare councillors be allowed avail of Irish language courses.
Online Irish language sessions aimed at helping local authority staff refresh their native language took place during the month of January.
Cllr Paul Murphy (FG) at the February meeting of the local authority equested that this training be extended to elected representatives. It follows his recent motion asking that the county’s first citizen be referred to as Cathaoirleach instead of Mayor.
“I can’t see why the language classes can’t be extended to members,” Chief Executive Pat Dowling responded.
A review of the Council’s Scéim Teanga is ongoing. The anticipated EuroVelo biking trail extending the county will include Irish translations.
Council officials are also preparing for Seachtain na Gaeilge in consultation with county language groups in Clare and other local authorities.