Planning, or lack of it, is destroying the Gaeltachtaí.
For example in Gaeltacht na nDéise (Co Waterford) while more people are speaking Irish now than for a long time, the percentage has gone down due to the building of about 120 new houses in the area.
There is a chance that Gaeltacht na nDéise, the only Gaeltacht in the South East of Ireland, will loose its Gaeltacht status in the future if this continues. That would be scandalous and shameful. Don't let this happen.
We want the Government of Ireland to compel County Councils for Gaeltacht areas to:
Attach strict language conditions to the long term development of new houses in the Gaeltachtaí, and
Curb housing development in the Gaeltachtaí.
The Gaeilge in the Gaeltachtai - Don't let the Gaeltacht areas die petition to Irish Government and County Councils was written by Cabríní de Barra and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.