Mr Ó Domhnaill said that it was an honour and a privilege to be appointed as the country’s second ever Coimisinéir Teanga.
|Rónán Ó Domhnaill, Coimisinéir Teanga|
“I am under no illusions about the challenges that lie before me and the Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga over the coming years, but I strongly believe that these are challenges that are worth facing in the interests of the Irish language, the Irish language speaking community and the people of Ireland.”
Mr Ó Domhnaill paid special tribute to his predecessor, Seán Ó Cuirreáin.
“The help that Seán Ó Cuirreáin has provided since I was named as An Coimisinéir Teanga has been a great source of encouragement to me and I greatly appreciate the unqualified support he has given me. I am also grateful to the staff in the Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga for their warm welcome."
|Certificate of appointment is signed!|
(Micheál Ó Leidhn, RnaG)
Rónán Ó Domhnaill is 38 years old. He is from An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaeltacht and spent seven years as Political Correspondent with Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 and as a member of RTÉ's Political Unit before being nominated as An Coimisinéir Teanga last month. He is married to journalist Irene Ní Nualláin and they have two children.
• As reported in the Irish Times!
• As reported in Irish Independent!
• Appointment of new Language Commissioner (Gaelport, 13/3/2014)