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(...)

Coláiste Chiaráin, Luimneach.

Irish speaking students at a high school in Canada have joined tens of thousands of students across Ireland in the annual Gaeilge24 challenge. Now i(...)

Betty and Mairtín Ó Reilly talk to Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the  Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh in Rosmuc, Co Galway. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland is in an excellent position to “evangelise” about Europe’s role in promoting peace, tolerance, respect, freedom and dignity, Taoiseach Enda K(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge president Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill pointed out that the British government had pledged to implement an Irish language strategy as part of the 2006 St Andrew’s Agreement.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Executive is to be taken to court over the implementation of its Irish language strategy. Conradh na Gaeilge is to challenge the executi(...)

The first word in the Irish name for the Easter Rising is mispelled with the word ‘Éirí’ appearing with the síneadh fada placed incorrectly in the text and reading ‘Eírí’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Cemetery is to correct an error on the “Remembrance Wall” listing the dead of 1916 after misspelling the Irish wording on the monument. The(...)

Caitríona Weafer: ‘Irish is my main language in this place of stunning sunsets and kind weather very, very far west of Connemara.’ Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Gaeilge in Malibu, Hollywood Boulevard, or anywhere around Los Angeles? Yeah, right, you might think. Maybe a “póg mo thóin” from someone who learned(...)

‘In Ireland it might be considered a bit weird (at least in non-Gaeltacht areas) to be walking down the street chatting away in Irish to a friend, but in Berlin no one bats an eyelid.’

The Irish Times invited Irish speakers abroad to tell us about how they keep their love for the teanga alive in foreign places for Seachtain na Gaeil(...)

Language talks: The 20-year Language Strategy committee was discussed a recent report by linguist Conchúr Ó Giollagáin which said that Irish may no longer be the daily language of any Gaeltacht area by 2025. Illustration: Thinkstock

The time for reports and talking is over and action is now required to prevent the spectre of Irish dying as a living language, an Oireachtas committ(...)

Éamon O Cuiv: “S’é mo bharúil nach mairfidh an Ghaeltacht gan an Ghaeilge a bheith aitheanta mar theanga naisiunta.”

Gníomhartha atá ag teastáil anois ní caint ná tuairiscí chun todhchaí na Gaeilge a shealbhú, a dúirt iriseoir agus ionadaí pobail le fochoiste Oireach(...)

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