Tag: irish

Irish Schools Double in Northern Ireland

Irish-language education has undergone “unbelievable growth” over the past decade but resources are needed to fund development, according to language activists, after plans published by the Northern Ireland Education Authority revealed the number of...

UK Lords Pass Irish and Ulster Scots Bill

The UK’s House of Lords passed a bill promoting the Irish and Ulster Scots languages in Northern...

Irish Gains Full EU Status

The derogation of the status of the Irish language in European Union (EU) institutions ended on 31 December 2021 and its status is now on a par with the other official languages of the...

Irish Revival Stalls

Irish language fluency was a requirement for anyone appointed to civil service positions in the Republic of Ireland until the Language Freedom Movement in 1974, which required proficiency in either of the country's official...

Belfast Protest for Irish Language Rights

Irish language speakers and activists took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday in protest over what has been described as the government’s “failure” to protect the Irish language. Over 4000 people marched through...
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