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(...)

What’s in a name: The CSO is to treat síneadh fada “as significant for the purposes of name differentiation.”

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will pass a significant milestone on Thursday morning as it becomes the latest State agency to recognise the sínea(...)

The CSO said its IT systems were now capable of processing fadas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is to recognise the síneadh fada for the first time when it publishes its annual list of popular baby names later (...)

President Michael D Higgins  and  former coimisinéir teanga Seán O’Cuirreáin at yesterday’s reception at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his dismay and concern at the State’s failure to provide services in Irish for Irish(...)