Liam Ó Cuinneagáin Chair Údarás na Gaeltachta
Liam Ó Cuinneagáin is Chairperson of Údarás na Gaeltachta. He was appointed as Chairperson by the Minister in February 2002. He was later re-appointed for another 5 year period in April 2005 and again for another three years in April 2010.
Liam is well-known as director of Oideas Gael an organisation established in 1984 in Gleann Cholm Cille, which organises language and cultural classes for adults. He is alse a former member of Foras na Gaeilge.
As outlined in paragraph 12 of the First Schedule of the Údarás na Gaeltachta Act, 1979,
Údarás board members are paid fees and allowances from Údarás funds, which are determined from time to time by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. These fees and rates are in accordance with those laid down by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for State Bodies of Category B of that Department.