A call has been made on the government to ensure that services provided within the Gaeltacht allow the people to conduct their day to day business through Irish.
Local political activist Micheál Cholm Easbuig said the operation of the local NCT car test centre in Gaoth Dobhair was a perfect example.
“A number of local people from Gweedore area have approached me complaining that the local NCT centre in the Industrial estate cannot facilitate those who wish to conduct their business through Irish.
“I thought that this could not be the case so I made contact with Applus, the company who run the NCT centre in Gweedore, and I was informed that Applus did not, nor were they required to have, an Irish Language Policy.’
Mac Giolla Easbuig said his is another example of how privatisation has an affect on the language within our community.
“When the government outsources services, our language is not a high priority as profit is the only interest of these private companies,” he added.