Mohawk Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton (centre) at Government Buildings with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD, (right) and James Kelly (left) CEO Ireland Canada University Foundation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A member of the Mohawk Nation will come to the Connemara Gaeltacht to study Irish this summer as the first participant in a new annual scholarship pro(...)

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands with Julian de Spáinn, Conradh na Gaeilge, writer and poet Ciara Ní É, Paula Melvin, Fulbright Commission of Ireland and James Kelly, Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF). Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

A campaign encouraging social media users across the world to post messages in Irish got under way on Monday with organisers hoping to break records s(...)

Katie Rose Whelan: ‘The Bliain na Gaeilge campaign is vital in portraying Gaeilge as the language it is rather than confining it to the school subject that it’s perceived to be’

I wasn’t brought up with Irish, in fact I was the first of my extended family to go to a Gaelscoil and only began speaking the language when I went to(...)

Eoin Keane: ‘I chose to travel and was offered a position with the Ireland Canada University Foundation, teaching Irish in the University of Ottawa, Canada’

My parents don’t have Irish but always had an appreciation and respect for Irish culture. I was lucky enough to go to St Michael’s Community College, (...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar tweeted his support for the online #TrasnaNadTonnta initiative. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A campaign encouraging Irish speakers abroad to post social media messages as Gaeilge got underway on Monday morning with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweet(...)