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Students at Presentation School, Wexford, where 400 students are taking part in this year’s #Gaeilge24.

Thousands of children are taking part in a 24-hour Irish speaking initiative in more than 270 schools around the country today. More than 25,000 stud(...)

The New Decade, New Approach agreement was negotiated by then tánaiste Simon Coveney and then secretary of state for Northern Ireland Julian Smith in January 2020. Photograph: Getty

Irish language legislation agreed as part of the agreement which restored the Stormont Executive last year should be implemented “without further dela(...)

Over 30,000 schoolchildren are participating in the annual #Gaeilge24 challenge today. The goal of the Conradh na Gaeilge-organised initiative is to (...)

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(...)

Over 32,000 students are taking part in the annual #Gaeilge24 challenge today. Students in 340 schools across the country as well as participating gr(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge has moved its campaign to Westminster where it is now seeking support from MPs for legislation that would protect the rights of Irish speakers under British law. Photograph:  Getty Images

In what is believed to be a first in modern British political discourse, a Welsh member of parliament addressed the House of Commons in Irish on Wedne(...)

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(...)

An Post has announced it will  be closing 161 post offices as part of a voluntary retirement scheme. The closures will reduce the post office network from 1,111 outlets to 950

Twelve post offices are to shut down in the coming days, An Post has said. The postal company announced on Thursday that it would be closing 161 post(...)

Minister of State for Irish Joe McHugh said Conradh na Gaeilge played a vital role in the development of the language.

Conradh na Gaeilge “created the context in which the independence movement could succeed”, President Michael D Higgins has said on the 125th anniversa(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosted a garden party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of Douglas Hyde on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The provision of services for the Irish language or through the medium of Irish does not need to be excused or justified, President Michael D Higgins (...)

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