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(...)

“Only 0.7 per cent of programmes broadcast on RTÉ television are classified as Irish language programmes. Or, in other words, approximately 99 per cent	of programmes are in English only,” an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill has found.

The amount of Irish language programming on RTÉ is “seriously deficient” and is in breach of the Broadcasting Act, an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhn(...)

The Bill provides for the extension of an automatic three months driving ban to first time drink driving offenders caught with between 50 mg and 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Photograph: John Giles/PA

The contentious Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been passed by the Seanad after just over an hour’s debate on Tuesday on amendments to the legislatio(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Education to revise how the school patronage process operates has been welcomed by an Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish langua(...)

Irish-medium schools tend to be oversubscribed and students often end up having to travel greater distances to schools located in other districts or are forced to attend English-medium schools when the option of Irish-medium education is not available to them. Above: Schoolchildren from Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna during a protest outside Leinster House in 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One of the biggest impediments to the establishment of Irish-medium schools is set to be removed following an investigation into the school patronage(...)

An investigation found that the National University of Ireland, Maynooth had breached statutory language obligations by displaying the name of the public body in English only, along with the University’s crest, on its headed stationery.

The highest number of complaints made to An Coimisinéir Teanga (the Irish Language Commissioner) since the office was established in 2004 was received(...)

 Minister of State for Agriculture Andrew Doyle: “We should accept ivy as part of the community of plants found on trees.’’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A national tree survey to assess the impact of ivy on tree growth has been ruled out by Minister of State for Agriculture Andrew Doyle. He told the(...)

Minister of State for  Gaeltacht Affairs Seán Kyne said there was little visible progress in developing the institutions to be established under the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Seán Kyne has expressed the Government’s disappointment that no institutions are in place to the deal with leg(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill is under investigation for expenses claims made in 2006

The Standards in Public Office commission has begun a hearing into allegations Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for different ev(...)