Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Published on 4 October 2020
Last updated on 4 October 2020
The Irish language is a vital part of the living heritage of the State and an important natural resource in the Gaeltacht.
A core task of the department is to promote:
The department supports and works closely with other agencies, particularly An Foras Teanga and Údarás na Gaeltachta, in pursuing its objectives.
The Irish Language Support Schemes fund various Irish language organisations and initiatives.
The Official Languages Act 2003 provides a statutory framework for the delivery of State services through the Irish Language.
The Placenames Branch researches the placenames of Ireland and provides authoritative Irish language forms of those placenames.
Language Support Schemes
Official Languages Act 2003
An Foras Teanga
The Placenames Branch
Training and Proficiency
Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
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