Equality Scheme

The North/South Language Body – Equality Scheme

The Language Body is a single Body reporting to the North/South Ministerial Council, but composed of two separate and largely autonomous agencies: the Ulster-Scots Agency, (Tha Boord O Ulstèr-Scotch) and Foras na Gaeilge. The Ulster-Scots Agency has responsibility for the promotion of greater awareness and the use of Ullans and of Ulster-Scots cultural issues, both within Northern Ireland and throughout the island. Foras na Gaeilge has responsibility for the promotion of the Irish language on an all-island basis. It has a role in advising administrations, North and South, as well as public bodies and other groups in the private and voluntary sectors, in all matters relating to the Irish language.

The Northern Ireland Equality Commission approved an Equality Scheme for the North/South Language Body in December 2013.

An updated version of the Scheme is available in electronic format at: www.forasnagaeilge.ie by clicking here.

And is also available on the website of Tha Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch / The Ulster-Scots Agency: www.ulsterscotsagency.com

An updated version of the Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan for Foras na Gaeilge is available here.

Hard copies and copies in alternative accessible formats will be made available on request (see below for contact details).

Those with responsibility for equality matters in the Language Body are named below:

Ulster-Scots Agency:
David McCallum, Director of Corporate Services, Ulster-Scots Agency, 68/72 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BB
Tel: 028 9023 1113
Fax: 028 9023 1898
e-mail: mccallumd@ulsterscotsagency.org.uk

and

Foras na Gaeilge:
Seán Ó Coinn, Leas-Phríomhfheidhmeannach/Stiúrthóir Seirbhísí Oideachais, Foras na Gaeilge, Teach an Gheata Thiar, 2/4 Sráid na Banríona, Béal Feirste, Belfast BT1 6ED
Tel: 028 9089 0970
Fax: 028 9089 0972
e-mail: socoinn@forasnagaeilge.ie