Dáil Éireann - Volume 651 - 03 April, 2008
Written Answers. - Údarás Elections.
Deputy Richard Bruton Deputy Richard Bruton
Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs his plans to reduce or increase the number of sets for the Údarás elections; and when the Údarás election will be held. [12367/08]
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív
Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív: The report of the Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht contains recommendations in regard to the board structure of Údarás na Gaeltachta. I anticipate that the matter raised by the Deputy will be examined by the Cabinet Committee that has been set up to consider the recommendations of the report.
Under section 28(1) of the Údarás na Gaeltachta Act 1979 (as amended by section 1 of the Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Act 1999), elections to Údarás na Gaeltachta are held at intervals which are of neither less than four years nor more than five years and six months duration. The last elections to an tÚdarás were held on 2 April 2005. I have made no decision yet on the date of the next elections.
Dáil Éireann 651 Written Answers. Údarás Elections.