Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in which he outlined his reasons for appointing a non-Irish speaker to the post of Minister of State for Gae(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: criticised over comments he made about the use of Irish in Gaeltacht areas. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a radio documentary in which he disputed the decline of Irish as a spoken language in the Gaeltacht and outli(...)

Cadogan Enright (51), with his nine-year-old son, Cad Óg, who are hoping to paddle to almost 70 islands on Strangford Lough in order to count butterflies. Photograph: Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire

“I don’t have an X-Box or anything like that,” says nine-year-old Cad Óg Enright. “I don’t mind; I don’t really need them.” That’s always been the way(...)

The use of postcodes provided under the new Eircode system will not be compulsory, Minister for Communications Alex White has said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times. 1:53

The use of postcodes provided under the new Eircode system will not be compulsory despite costing €27 million to introduce, Minister for Communication(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Conradh na Gaeilge said the Eircode problem was acknowledged by Mr White’s department earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

As many as 50,000 place-names in the Irish language will not have an Eircode when the new postal and location code system is launched on Monday, a (...)

Newly elected Lord Mayor Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh from Sinn Féin pictured with family and Sinn Féin TDs Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and Aengus Ó Snodaigh in Dublin City Hall.

Dublin’s new Lord Mayor, Sinn Féin’s Críona Ní Dhálaigh, has said that she wants to see the establishment of an Irish-language “hub’” in the city that(...)

The BAI has upheld a complaint against an FM104 radio presenter who described some supporters of the Irish language as being ‘nutters’, ‘mad’ and ‘insane’. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A complaint against a radio presenter who described some supporters of the Irish language as being “nutters”, “mad” and “insane” has been upheld by th(...)

The Millward Brown poll  found that 70 per cent of those surveyed in the South and  54 per cent  in the North favour services in Irish being provided to those who wish to avail of them. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of citizens surveyed across Ireland favour the provision of State services in Irish for those who wish to choose them, according to the res(...)

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín also announced that a consultation on proposals for an Irish Language Bill will begin in February. Above:  the Carson Statue at Stormont. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The publication of a 20-year strategy for Irish by the North’s Department of Culture has been welcomed by Conradh na Gaeilge as a “significant step(...)

Dóirín Ó Murchú: reporter, writer, historian and musician

Dóirín Mhic Mhurchú, who has died aged 84, was a regular voice on Raidió na Gaeltachta through the 70s and 80s. She reported on matches around Waterfo(...)