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(...)

Orla Donagher: ‘There are number of third-level institutions which run a Master’s in Professional Education’

2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge. It is a year in which the Irish language will be celebrated across the country and beyond. Recent years have seen an increa(...)

Jim Allister said that, when asked a question in Irish, Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill “looked like rabbits in the headlights”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin, advocacy manager for Conradh na Gaeilge in Belfast was asked how many people in Northern Ireland speak Irish. According to t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Joe McHugh Minister of State for the Irish Language, with students from Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail Choir, Movill, Donegal at Government Buildings for the launch of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

All state departments will participate in a major celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the start of the Irish language revival movement next y(...)

   Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (right)  with Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys  at Áras an Uachtaráin last week.

Conradh na Gaeilge has questioned the appointment Josepha Madigan as Minister for the Gaeltacht after she said she did not feel it necessary to take I(...)

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(...)

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