Tens of thousands of children in primary and secondary schools across the country took part in the 2017 #Gaeilge24 Irish speaking challenge on Tuesday(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader  Arlene Foster. Their parties  have been maintaining radio silence in terms of their talks. Photograph:   Getty Images

Rather like the Republic’s game against Wales on Monday, the DUP-Sinn Féin negotiations to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly have reached a (...)

Hello, good morning, and happy birthday Mr President. No, not the one who blows more than Hurricane Irma. I refer to the real President. He who was th(...)

 Robin Newton: he issued a statement to say he had “never been appointed to any position with Charter NI”.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was guarded but growing optimism in Belfast on Wednesday night that the DUP and Sinn Féin are close to a deal that would restore the Northern Ex(...)

Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

TD Joe McHugh said the   Government understood the strong impact the Irish language had on the economy of the Gaeltacht.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision to place Irish language matters under the remit of two new Government committees will allow the 20 year strategy for the language to be imp(...)

Last year a total of 389,548 vetting applications were received by the Garda from people looking to work with children or vulnerable people

An IT software system deployed by the Garda last year to speed up the vetting of people wanting to work with children or vulnerable people has won a m(...)

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway academic has said.

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway (...)

Síne Nic an Ailí (third from left, centre row), with members of Irish language and culture groups in Los Angeles at a Cultúr Club community-building workshop

Fluency in the Irish language has helped to take Síne Nic an Ailí (31) as far afield as China and the US. For the past 10 years, she has worked for Co(...)

President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)

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