1943 – Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, the coordinating body for Irish-language organisations, is formed.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge (CNnaG) is the central steering council for the Irish language community. Its mission is to “strengthen and consolidate goodwill and support for the Irish language and its usage as a living language so that it may be used freely and widely in all aspects of Irish life”.

An Chomhdháil was established in 1943. Its role is to act as a coordinating body for voluntary Irish language organisations. (The National Youth Council of Ireland and The Irish Congress of Trade Unions are similar umbrella organisations). The board of the not-for-profit organisation is made up of representatives of its 24 member organisations. The secretaria of An Chomhdháil, 10 employees, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

The organisation currently sees its role as providing leadership to those involved in community and voluntary work on behalf of the Irish language; to provide analysis of Government policies with…

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