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(...)

 Julian de Spáinn, general secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, Micheál Martin, of  Fianna Fáil, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, of Sinn Féin, and Seán Kyne, of Fine Gael, at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An investment plan backed by Irish-speaking groups has claimed that 1,100 new job opportunities could be created in Gaeltacht areas and through Irish-(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Conradh na Gaeilge said the Eircode problem was acknowledged by Mr White’s department earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

As many as 50,000 place-names in the Irish language will not have an Eircode when the new postal and location code system is launched on Monday, a (...)

Newly elected Lord Mayor Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh from Sinn Féin pictured with family and Sinn Féin TDs Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and Aengus Ó Snodaigh in Dublin City Hall.

Dublin’s new Lord Mayor, Sinn Féin’s Críona Ní Dhálaigh, has said that she wants to see the establishment of an Irish-language “hub’” in the city that(...)

The Millward Brown poll  found that 70 per cent of those surveyed in the South and  54 per cent  in the North favour services in Irish being provided to those who wish to avail of them. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of citizens surveyed across Ireland favour the provision of State services in Irish for those who wish to choose them, according to the res(...)

Anybody who wishes to engage in Irish with the State or any of its agencies or bodies is entitled to do so

Several Irish-language organisations, led by Conradh na Gaeilge, have organised large rallies, including one in Dublin attended by 10,000 peopl(...)

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