Budget 2017 actively undermined the growth of the Irish Language – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries to immediately review the funding allocation provided for the development and growth of the Irish language. Deputy McGrath was speaking on foot of an analysis by Conradh na Gaeilge which estimates that due to poor resourcing […]

Union of Students in Ireland calls for a change in the way Irish is Taught in School

The Union of Students in Ireland is calling for a change in the way the Irish language is taught at primary, secondary and third level. The union’s annual congress, held from the 21st – 24th March in Ennis, passed the motion that the VP for the Irish Language will direct a study, in collaboration with […]

Student’s demonstrate outside Dáil for Irish language lobby in General Election

100 Students will gather outside the Dáil tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th October, demanding an Irish language lobby in the General Election. The demonstration is organised by Conradh na Gaeilge and the Union of Students in Ireland, to demand that the Irish language is preserved and promoted by the next government. CnaG and USI understand the […]

Kilkenny Musicians looking for a Kickstart to promote Irish Language

Two years ago an Irish version of Avicii’s Wake Me Up took YouTube by storm, going viral and bring the Irish language to the forefront of popular culture. The band behind its success, Seo Linn who performed the hit in collaboration with students from Colaiste Lurgan, are now ready for their next mission – making […]

Irish language singing circle beginning in Cloughjordan

A new Irish-language singing circle is beginning in Cloughjordan. Once a month, starting on Wednesday, 27 February at 8pm in Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, Irish teacher Annemarie Nugent will lead the singing, and there will be a lyric sheet (and translations) available for everyone to take away. Everyone is welcome, and donations are appreciated. […]

Irish and UK Governments sign Memorandum of Understanding on Digital Television

Irish language broadcasting in Northern Ireland received a boost today as the Irish and UK Governments agreed a Memorandum of Understanding which provides a framework for continuing co-operation on broadcasting issues on the island of Ireland. The Memorandum, which is aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to digital switchover and the switch-off of analogue services […]