Údarás Na Gaeltactha has announced that it is formally changing its name to Údarás Na Quangó, after a decision ‘as Gaeilge’ on the matter was made earlier today.
The decision or ‘cinneadh’ has the effect of formally recognising its quango status in its name, with the logo expected to follow suit later in the year.
“This is completely indifferent news for the Gaeltacht,” said Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and self-professed English language speaker, explaining that “with billions invested in Údarás over the years it’s great that for 2014, it was responsible for a net increase of 84 jobs”.
“Sin value iontach maith ar fad” said Bríd Ní Thabhachta, a member of Údarás with responsibility for spending all of her time talking about how important the Irish language is, but not actually doing anything for the needs of its native speakers, many of whom reside in the poorest parts of the country who weren’t part of the Celtic Tiger to begin with.
“Beidh me abalta rá anois go bhfuil me ‘thiar ag an Quangó’, nuair a bhiamsa dul ag obair, agus nach bhfuil sin just class” she continued, before getting into her Lexus Quangomobile and heading off in the direction of Gweedore.
Elsewhere, an expedition has set out from Dublin in the direction of all the Gaeltacht areas of Ireland under Údarás Na Gaeltactha’s remit, in the hope of uncovering the fabled and elusive point to its existence.