26/11/2021

New Awards Scheme Announced For Use Of Irish Language In Businesses

A new awards scheme has been announced to promote the use and recognition of the Irish language in businesses by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey.

The GRADAIM Awards are earned by organisations that use Irish in their business or that provide services through the medium of Irish to their customers.
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Minister Hargey said: "Businesses play an important role in the promotion of the Irish language and this scheme will encourage and support them to do so. The use of the Irish language in business settings presents an opportunity for both business community and the community at large. Across the north, over 7,000 children receive their daily education through the medium of Irish, an increase of 60% over the decade from 2011-21. These are the customers of the future."

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