Protest over Irish language requirement for NUIG President

Around 50 supporters of the Irish language gathered at NUI Galway this afternoon for a protest over the college’s decision to drop the requirement that its president be fluent in Irish.
Late last year, NUIG’s governing authority decided to change the recruitment criteria for appointing a new president.
The majority of members felt the requirement was restricting the potential number of candidates for the position.
However, the decision was not unanimous with some members of Údarás na hOllscoile vehemently opposed to the move.
Misneach na Gaillimhe held a céilí protest at the Quadrangle in conjunction with the trad society.