Last year a total of 389,548 vetting applications were received by the Garda from people looking to work with children or vulnerable people

An IT software system deployed by the Garda last year to speed up the vetting of people wanting to work with children or vulnerable people has won a m(...)

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway academic has said.

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway (...)

Síne Nic an Ailí (third from left, centre row), with members of Irish language and culture groups in Los Angeles at a Cultúr Club community-building workshop

Fluency in the Irish language has helped to take Síne Nic an Ailí (31) as far afield as China and the US. For the past 10 years, she has worked for Co(...)

President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)

Dáire Ó Faogáin from Co Meath, Emma Ní Cheallacháin from Sligo, Síne Nic an Ailí of Conradh na Gaeilge and Ashley Farrell from Co Dublin at the Mythbuster launch in Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The Irish language is dead, Gaelscoileanna are elitist and Ireland would be socially conservative if we spoke Irish. These are some of the assumption(...)

The High Court verdict on Stormont’s obligation to adopt an Irish language strategy came in a challenge mounted by campaign group Conradh na Gaeilge. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Stormont Executive has failed in its legal duty to adopt an Irish language strategy, a High Court judge ruled on Friday. Mr Justice Paul Maguire (...)

Kate Fennell and her daughter Anu in Istanbul, Turkey. “I would like her to speak my language, and  relate to the things in my Connemara culture that I relate to”

Naming my first child made me feel like an emigrant for the first time. Back then, in 2008, I had been gone from Ireland five years. Living in German(...)

The Department for Communities announced the cut in an email circulated from the Líofa office to gaeltacht colleges on December 23rd.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

A decision by the head of the North’s Department for Communities (DfC) to withdraw funding for an Irish language bursary scheme designated for disadva(...)

Over 2.3 million people have used Duolingo to learn Irish. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has called on senior officials in the public service to uphold legislation guaranteeing the right of Irish speakers to in(...)

Coláiste Chiaráin, Luimneach.

Irish speaking students at a high school in Canada have joined tens of thousands of students across Ireland in the annual Gaeilge24 challenge. Now i(...)

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