Scottish Gaelic is rarely used by younger generations following its accelerated decline as the community vernacular since the early 1980s. Photograph: iStock

Scottish Gaelic, a language closely related to Irish, is on the verge of collapse in the communities where it is still spoken, a major new study has f(...)

The Committee on the Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands was told of the State’s inaction on the language. Photograph: The Irish Times

A leading academic has warned of the death of the Gaeltacht within the next decade due to current Government strategy. Dr Brian Ó Curnáin of the Dubl(...)

A proposal has been advanced that would involve building a housing estate in an area like Knocknacarra – formerly a gaeltacht – to accommodate families who use Irish daily. Photograph: The Irish Times

One of the last fluent native speakers in the Galway city Gaeltacht of Mionlach believes that Irish has just 10 years left as a community language. L(...)

Daily speakers of Irish have fallen below a 67 per cent tipping point in 134 out of 155 electoral areas in the Gaeltacht, according to the report.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish is unlikely to be the majority spoken language in Gaeltacht areas in ten years time, a major report commissioned by Údarás na Gaeltachta has (...)