Cian Hade is running as a part-time candidate for the Oifigeach Na Gaeilge Representative position for the college year of 2020/2021.
Hade is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Civil Law degree.
Throughout his time in DCU, he has “come across people with all sorts of different levels of Irish ability,” but says that it is “rare that I hear those who do not have fluent or close to fluent Irish speak it.”
As a result, his key policies focus around the promotion of the Irish language in daily life DCU.
Hade aims to increase the visibility of and developing existing supports for Gaelgóirí of all levels on campus. If elected, he will work with faculty, clubs and societies to encourage students to use the Irish language in new spaces. Finally, he plans on focusing on minority language representation around the college.
Image credit: Cian Hade