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    Default Government to outsource Gaeltachts to Bangalore in cost saving measure

    Government to outsource Gaeltachts to Bangalore
    Cost saving measure to yield €500m p/a


    Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has today announced plans to outsource the Irish Gaeltachts to Bangalore. Various existing government grants will be diverted towards 3 suppliers in Bangalore who will establish fully functioning Gaeltachts for one eight of the price in Ireland. Existing Gaeltachts here will be phased out over the next 10 years. A small number of trainers will be asked to relocate to India. Irish Language campaigners have been mixed in their reaction... [more]

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    Cad faoi na Coláisti Samhraidh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    Cad faoi na Coláisti Samhraidh?
    I'd say Indian children will be delighted to attend them !

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    Silly, offensive thread.

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    I know where I'd like to stick a Bangalore..

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    Brian Cowen has been quoted on Newstalk as saying:

    "as a country we must tighten our belts and look at all areas, they are no sacred cows. Our choices were tough, but in picking between saving lives with health, or saving Galetacht Industry jobs the answer was clear. Irishness is a state of mind, and our new friends in Bangalore will preserve the Irish language culture until our country is whole again. And then from its new global base the Galetacht culture will arise again when the time is right"

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    Maith go leor?
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    Thats brilliant CYP.Thanks for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Government to outsource Gaeltachts to Bangalore
    Cost saving measure to yield €500m p/a


    Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has today announced plans to outsource the Irish Gaeltachts to Bangalore. Various existing government grants will be diverted towards 3 suppliers in Bangalore who will establish fully functioning Gaeltachts for one eight of the price in Ireland. Existing Gaeltachts here will be phased out over the next 10 years. A small number of trainers will be asked to relocate to India. Irish Language campaigners have been mixed in their reaction... [more]

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    Brian Lenihan has announced further details today:
    As you know the country faces a grave fiscal crisis, the pace of adjustment will have to be faster than planned. Given this year’s flooding we have decided to close the Galway Gaeltacht by Q2 2010. Residents will be offered attractive relocation packages to Bangalore and if they choose to stay in Ireland we shall do what we can to find them new employment.
    IBEC have welcomed this announcement :
    For too long the Irish language industry has been creating workfare jobs for the boys. Getting these jobs was always down to who you knew and the Gaeltachts have had marginal impacts on tourism. It is time for these expensive theme parks to be shut. We also welcome the minister’s innovative plan to preserve our heritage by exploring low cost , off-shore models in Bangalore.

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    Excellent Cyb, love the thread and love the Onion.
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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