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Manx Government announces plan to improve Public Rights of Way

In this article in YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN a plan to improve Public Rights of Way has been announced by the Isle of Man Government's Department of Infrastructure. The poor state of many of the Manx footpaths had been been taken up with Ministers by walker and ornithologist Allen Moore, who is environmental officer for the Mannin (Isle of Man) branch of the Celtic League. Allen had drawn attention to the great scenery and the asset provided by the network of public footpaths, especially the longer distance routes on the Island.

Thieves the UK were and they still are!

In this article in YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN looks at the issue of Manx territorial waters and the unwillingness of a weak Manx government to fight against UK bullying:

Thieves the UK were and they still are!

‘Mec Vannin put it diplomatically I will put it bluntly – COMIN AND DEFA sit on their arse!’

Cruise liners - they're a filthy business

This article from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN points to the environmental damage and pollution caused by cruise ships:

Cruise liners - they're a filthy business

‘Some 20 million people board cruise ships every year. And while they might return to land with fond memories of umbrella drinks and shuffleboard, they leave a lot at sea. About a billion gallons (3.8 billion liters) of sewage, in fact.’

Manx Agriculture Minister responds on Celtic League fishery concerns

News from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN about response of Manx minister to Celtic League resolution on Manx territorial waters:

MINISTER RESPONDS ON CELTIC LEAGUE FISHERY CONCERNS

A positive response here from Agriculture Minister, Geoffrey Boot MHK, following the emergency resolution adopted at the Celtic League AGM on the issue:

Our sea a vital resource

News item on the need for protection of Manx territorial waters from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN:

'OUR SEAS A VITAL RESOURCE'

It was good to hear John Moss on Mandate (Manx Radio) this morning take time to cite the resolution moved by the Mannin branch at the (Inter) Celtic League AGM held in Peel over the weekend.

Culture Vannin announce recipient of bursary scheme for fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic

Media release from Culture Vannin

Kaneen Bursary recipient, 2017

Culture Vannin is delighted to announce the 2017 recipient of a bursary scheme for young and fluent speakers of Manx that enables them to attend a summer school in Irish run by Oideas Gael in Donegal. The bursary covers attendance, travel and accommodation costs to the selected course.

Solidarity with Irish Language Act campaigners

News item from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN

Solidarity with Irish Language Act campaigners

A resolution adopted at the AGM of the Celtic League this weekend (held on the Isle of Man) confirmed League support for an Irish Language Act in the North of Ireland and expressed support for those individuals and groups campaigning on the issue. The resolution also highlighted and condemned that attitude of the UK and Unionists for failing to meet basic demands on both the language issue and marriage equality.

Breizh: AGM welcomes mining pause but resolution calls for complete cessation

News item from YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN

Breizh: AGM welcomes mining pause but resolution calls for complete cessation

An issue relating to the Variscan mining controversy in Brittany (and parts of France) was down for discussion at this year’s Celtic League AGM held on the Isle of Man.

The Celtic League had added its voice to the protests against the plans by Variscan whose plant and also HQ have been the subject of attacks in Brittany and France.

Celtic League AGM focuses on lost treasures

YN COMMMEEYS CELTIAGH - CELTIC NEWS MANNIN

AGM FOCUSES ON LOST TREASURES

The ‘meat and drink’ of any Celtic League AGM are the reports and resolutions but the meeting does also focus on general issues and this year these included the upgrading of our MAIN webpages and the often overlooked lost ‘Celtic Treasures issue’.

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