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Peadar Ó Flatharta
Peadar O Flatharta

The Observatory is saddened by the passing of professor Ó Flatharta. He was a friend and we had the honor of welcoming him to Moncton in 2013 for a talk about language rights in Ireland.

Dr Peadar Ó Flatharta comes from the Galway Gaeltacht area. He has worked in the educational and linguistic fields all his life. Previous to working in Dublin City University he was Director of the National Congress of Language and Cultural Organisations. He was a member of the Government Commission for the Gaeltacht 2000-2002 and recently he headed a team of international experts to prepare a 20-year strategy draft for the Irish language for the Irish Government.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, close ones and colleagues.