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Gaeilge (Irish) Bilingual Signs.

Why use bilingual signage?

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We at THINKSIGNS endeavour to offer both private and public sectors a cost effective high standard alternative to signs that are only in English.

All our signs meet the european directives on safety in the workplace and have been verified by the official state authority on Irish language terminology, An Coiste Tarma`ochta.

Irish is the first official language of Ireland and legislation has recently been enacted (The Official Languages Act, May 2003) to encourage state bodies, in particular, to visibily use the Irish lanaguage. The use of bilingual signage will enable your business comply with / complement official government policy.

Irish is the first official language of Ireland and legislation has recently been enacted (The Official Languages Act, May 2003) to encourage state bodies, in particular, to visibily use the According to the last census returns (2001, 2002), there are over 1.74 million people on the Nisland of Ireland that are proficient in Irish, this equates to a huge potential target market for all commericial businesses dependant on customer uptake and creating a bilingual environment can make your business stand out.

Irish is the first official language of Ireland and legislation has recently been enacted (The Official Languages Act, May 2003) to encourage state bodies, in particular, to visibily use the Bilingual signage is a cost-effective marketing tool and can enhance indigenous branding or Irishness of the business as well as encouraging customer loyality.

Irish is the first official language of Ireland and legislation has recently been enacted (The Official Languages Act, May 2003) to encourage state bodies, in particular, to visibily use the The TSN MRBI Irish language in Business Survey of 2006 reported that 63% of customers (regardless of level of Irish proficiency) favour use of bilingual signs and would preferably give their custom to businesses which used Irish on signage. (Source: TSN MRBI / Foras na Gaeilge, 2006).

In some cases, fincancial assistance is available to Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Foras na Gaeilge towards the costs of replacing / erecting new bilingual signage contact gno@forasnagaeilge.ie or +353 1 6398400 to find out more.

Cad ina thaobh an chomhartha`ocht dhtheangach?

Anseo in THINKSIGNS danaimid r nd`cheall chun comhartha` dtheangacha ardchaighdein at ifeachtach thaobh costas a sholthar do na hearnlacha pr`obhideacha agus poibl`.

Comhl`onann r gcuid comhartha` ar fad treoracha an AE maidir le sbhilteacht san ionad oibre agus rinne An Coiste Tarma`ochta, dars oifigiil an stit ar tharma`ocht na Gaeilge, iad a fh`or.

Is ` an Ghaeilge cad teanga na hireann agus achta`odh reachta`ocht le dana` (Acht na dTeangacha Oifigila, Bealtaine 2003) chun spreagadh a thabhairt do chomhlachta` stit, go hirithe, sid shofheicthe a bhaint as an nGaeilge. Tr` chomhartha`ocht dhtheangach dfhadfadh do chuideachta polasa` oifigiil an rialtais a chomhl`onadh/ chomhln.

De rir fhigiir` an daonirimh deiridh (2001, 200) t breis agus 1.74 millin duine ar oilen na hireann a bhfuil cumas iontu sa Ghaeilge rud a chialla`onn go bhfuil oll-spriocmhargadh fideartha ann do ghntha` trchtla a bhraitheann ar l`on na gcustaimir`. N` hamhin sin, ach le timpeallacht dhtheangach tharraingeofa` aird faoi leith ar do ghn.

Is uirlis mharga`ochta ifeachtach thaobh costas ` an chomhartha`ocht dhtheangach a dfhadfadh brandil dhchasach n Gaelachas an ghn a chur chun cinn, mar aon le d`lseacht a spreagadh i measc custaimir`.

Tuairisc`odh i Suirbh TSN MRBI in 2006 ar an nGaeilge in Earnil an Ghn go mbfhearr le 63% de chustaimir` (cib caighden Gaeilge a bh`onn acu fin) m sidtear comhartha` dtheangacha, agus go mbeadh an claonadh acu a gcuid gna thabhairt dibh sid a sideann an Ghaeilge ar a gcomhartha`. (Foinse: TSN MRBI / Foras na Gaeilge, 2006).

I gcsanna irithe, cuireann Foras na Gaeilge cnamh airgeadais ar fil dFhiontair Bheaga agus Mhenmhide (SMEnna) i treo na gcostas a bhaineann le comhartha` nua dtheangacha a chrochadh dan teagmhil le gno@forasnagaeilge.ie +353 1 6398400 le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais.

 

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