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New service launched for translating public bodies' documents into Irish and Ulster-Scots

Deirdre Hargey said the Irish and Ulster-Scots Translation Hub was a commitment in New Decade, New Approach. Picture by Pacemaker

A NEW service for translating government documents into Irish and Ulster-Scots has been launched by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey.

The so-called Irish and Ulster-Scots Translation Hub, which will be based within the Department for Communities, will serve Stormont departments, quangos and the 11 local councils.

All public bodies requiring a translation will utilise the hub and in instances where translation cannot be completed in-house due to limited capacity, a contractor will be identified to undertake the work.

Ms Hargey said the creation of the translation service was a commitment in last year's New Decade, New Approach agreement.

“The hub will provide an important role in the translation and transcription services for Irish and Ulster-Scots,” the minister said.

“The inclusion of people and communities is at the heart of all we do.”

The South Belfast MLA said that as minister with responsibility for the Irish and Ulster-Scots languages, she welcomed the hub's creation.

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