An Coimisinéir Teanga chronicles an eight-year effort, including a meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris last year, to get the organisation to comply with its legal obligation to ensure gardaí can use Irish when stationed in Gaeltacht areas. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It may be written in the detached formality of the genre, but a tone of barely concealed exasperation runs through the latest report from An Coimisiné(...)

‘I would estimate that I have more dealings with An Garda Síochána than with any other public body as regards the implementation of recommendations.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Garda Síochána may be reported to the Houses of the Oireachtas over a failure to increase the number of gardaí capable of conducting their duties t(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill. Grianghraph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Bill designed to improve the delivery of public services in the Irish language does not adequately address some of the most important issues relatin(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he wanted to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the criteria used to determine the language and ethos of new schools have been welcomed by the Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish language ombudsman(...)

Campaigners for a united Ireland have called on the Government to prepare the ground for a Border poll in the coming years in the wake of the new survey

Campaigners for a united Ireland have called on the Government to prepare the ground for a Border poll in the coming years in the wake of a new survey(...)

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh: ‘You often hear of the right to defend your good name – I don’t even have a right to a name’

Irish people don’t have an “absolute right” to have their names spelt correctly, the State data watchdog has ruled. A television producer being treat(...)

“Only 0.7 per cent of programmes broadcast on RTÉ television are classified as Irish language programmes. Or, in other words, approximately 99 per cent	of programmes are in English only,” an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill has found.

The amount of Irish language programming on RTÉ is “seriously deficient” and is in breach of the Broadcasting Act, an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhn(...)

Irish-medium schools account for 4.5 per cent of primary schools in the State, though research by the ESRI indicates the level of demand is about 23 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The main management body for Irish-speaking schools is considering legal action against the Department of Education on the basis that parents are bein(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Education to revise how the school patronage process operates has been welcomed by an Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish langua(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton, TD announcing reform of school admissions, at Government Buildings, last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has confirmed it is to recommend that a new primary school to open in September 2019 to serve the Drumcondra, Marino and D(...)

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