• March 14, 2012

The General Council of the Celtic League has now voted for the resolutions that were introduced at the organisations’ General Assembly (GA) between 28th and 30th October 2011 in Alba/Scotland.

Due to a lack of time at the GA delegates were not able to vote on the motions and it was resolved that the General Council would vote on the motions remotely after the event. The full list of the resolutions passed from the 2011 GA can be found below and is the responsibility of the instigator of the resolution to act on it in the first instance.

Celtic League AGM (28 – 30 October) 2011
Resolutions Passed, Alba


i. That any forth coming Scottish Independence referendum be monitored by international observers.

ii. That the Scottish Government sets aside April 21st as John Muir Day.

iii. We view with dismay the increasing use of English in Gàidhlig broadcasting.

iv. The Alba Branch calls for action to be taken to rehabilitate and propagate the reputation of Ruraidh Erskine of Marr who has a claim to be called Father of modern pan Celticism and an Erskine Memorial Lecture on pan Celticism.

v. That the Irish Government appoint an official already in post to extend their remit to take in Inter-Celtic Affairs.

vi. Urges all League Members to prevail upon their MEP’s to see that the Lesser-used Language Bureau is restored in some form.


i. Éilíonn cruinniú chin bhliana seo an Chonartha Chelitigh ar an gComhaireacht Thuaidh Theas treoir a thabhairt do Foras an Gaeilge scéimeanna maoinithe praicticúla leanúnacha ( ní díreach cinn gearrthéarmacha bunaithe ar thograí) a chur i bhfeidhm le tacú le fóirní agus gníomhaíochtaí eagraíochta gur léir go bhfuil leanúnachas de dhíth uathu.

This AGM of the Celtic League calls on the North- South Ministerial Council to instruct Foras na Gaeilge to introduce practical continuous funding schemes (not simply short term project based ones) to support staff and activities for organisations which clearly need continuity.

ii. Glaonn an Cruinniú Chinn Bliana seo arís do fiosrúcháin oscailte neamhspleách trédhearcach ar phríosún Maigh gCabraí agus go mbeadh an comhaontú i dtaobh Cimí Mhaigh gCabraí a síníodh i Lúnasa 2010 curtha i gcrích láithreach.

This AGM reiterates our call for an open and transparent independent enquiry into Maghaberry prison and calls for the agreement with the prisoners in Maghaberry that was signed in August 2010 to be implemented immediately.

iii. Glaonn an Cruinniú Chinn Bliana seo ar Rialtas Bhaile Átha Cliath éirí as bheith ag chur áiseanna ar fáil do Fórsaí Míleata Eachtrannach (i.e. Sionainn á úsáid go rialta ag Fórsaí Míleata Stáit Aontaithe Meiriceá) láithreach.

That this AGM calls on the Dublin Government to stop providing facilities to Foreign Military Forces (i.e. Shannon being used regularly by the Military Forces of the United States of America) immediately.

Director of Information

This AGM:

i. Welcomes the peace process in the Basque country and wishes it well.

ii. Welcomes the victory of the SNP and its commitment to seek independence and urges the other Celtic national movements to be heartened by the Scottish example.

iii. State that the Fukishima nuclear disaster highlights the need for the League to renew its opposition to new-build nuclear power stations in the UK.

For comment or clarification on this news item in the first instance contact:

Rhisiart Tal-e-bot, General Secretary, Celtic League:

Tel: 0044 (0)1209 319912
M: 0044 (0)7787318666


The General Secretary will determine the appropriate branch or General Council
Officer to respond to your query.



The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It works to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on socio-economic issues

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