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People are flocking to online language courses that offer cheap and inventive ways to learn. Photograph: iStock

There was a time when having a smidgeon of French and self-consciously ordering a verre de vin could elevate someone to a status of fluency within min(...)

Over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has called on senior officials in the public service to uphold legislation guaranteeing the right of Irish speakers to in(...)

The new service was launched at an event at The Foundry, Google’s innovation centre, at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

Users of Google’s email client, Gmail, can now use the service in Irish following an extensive translation project undertaken by localisation teams(...)

Approximately 64 per cent of the Irish language course users are based in the US, while 9 per cent are in Ireland

Successive governments have tried and failed to encourage more people to speak Irish but a free mobile app may be about to make all the difference.(...)