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 (...)

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

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(...)

Róisín Ní Mhaoláin, Ciarán Wadd agus Sophie Osborne ó Chonradh na Gaeilgeag seoladh #CroíNaFéile don Phicnic Leictreach.

Stradbally, Co Laois, bursts to life every September with Ireland’s end-of-season Electric Picnic festival. Music fans flock to the constantly evolv(...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

If any building could be considered to be the home of the Irish revolution, that building would be 6 Harcourt Street. For four years it was the home(...)

Ailbhe Fitzpatrick, originally from Malahide, Dublin, who lives in Los Angeles and worked as a music producer and composer

Working Abroad Q&A: Ailbhe Fitzpatrick from Malahide in Dublin on life in Los Angeles, where she works as a music producer and composer in the adv(...)

On board EI608 to Amsterdam we popped into the cockpit with the pilot and the fabulous AerLingus flight crew facilitate us selling our story to the flight passengers

They previously outlined what it is and why they did it, here they tell us how it went. The Pre-Race Preparation “If we have to pick which part we(...)

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(...)

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