Conradh na Gaeilge activists and members of the public at a recent meeting  in Dublin.

The Irish language is one of those policy areas addressed in election manifestos which will go largely untested by the time the first vote is cast thi(...)

Cliodhna Ní Dhufaigh, Union of Students in Ireland, Julian de Spáinn, general secetary, Conradh na Gaeilge, Joe McHugh, Minister for Education, Antoine Ó Coileáin, Gael Linn, and Aodhán Ó Deá, Conradh na Gaeilge. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Irish Times

A petition of 12,000 signatures calling for an integrated education policy for the Irish language was presented by campaigners to the Minister for Edu(...)

Minister for State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne: people have the right to ‘simple things’ such as the síneadh fada in a person’s name and their address spelled correctly. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

A fifth of new recruits to the civil service should be able to speak Irish competently, according to proposed new legislation to improve the delivery (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Education should introduce an integrated policy linking the teaching of Irish throughout all cycles of the education system, accordin(...)

Irish will remain compulsory in schools and opt-outs will continue to be made available for pupils with learning difficulties or who have spent long periods outside the State.

An Irish language group has expressed concern that plans to relax the rules around securing Irish exemptions could be a “back door” to making the lang(...)

Evidence shows that thousands of students who secure exemptions are sitting exams in foreign languages. Photograph: iStock

A public consultation on Government policy on exemptions from the study of Irish in primary and secondary schools has been heavily criticised by advoc(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge wants appointment of a senior minister with responsibility for Irish and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Budget 2019 has failed to deliver fairness to Gaeltacht communities and highlights the need for a senior Government minister with Cabinet responsibili(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 90 community, language and Gaeltacht organisations have come together to support a pre-budget call for funding of a plan that would help create(...)

Thousands are expected to participate in Saturday’s Beo, Gaelach & Bródúil rally. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of people are expected on the streets of Dublin on Saturday for a street festival celebrating the Irish language Language groups, schools, (...)

TD Joe McHugh said the   Government understood the strong impact the Irish language had on the economy of the Gaeltacht.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision to place Irish language matters under the remit of two new Government committees will allow the 20 year strategy for the language to be imp(...)

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