An important goal of the Department is to support the Irish language, to strengthen its use as the principal community language of the Gaeltacht and to assist the sustainable development of island communities. The Department funds and works closely with Údarás na Gaeltachta as the regional development agency for the Gaeltacht. It co-funds and works closely with Foras na Gaeilge in its work in supporting the Irish language on an all-island basis. It also funds the office of the Language Commissioner and supports the delivery of services to island communities.
The Department has overarching responsibility for implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. The Strategy promotes a holistic, integrated approach to the Irish language which is consistent with international best practice. A key feature of the Strategy is implementing the language planning process, in conjunction with Údarás na Gaeltachta and Foras na Gaeilge.
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Grant of €190,729 sanctioned for the Ireland Canada University Foundation
Minister of State McHugh sanctions grant of up to €43,620 for Coiste Aosach Cheantar na nOileán, Co. Galway to purchase a minibus
Permission granted to Galway County Council to employ consultants for various surveys in relation to the pier on Inis Oírr
EV RFI Teacher Education Irish medium education -July 2017
An Díospóireacht Oscailte ar Pholasaí faoin Straitéis Fiche Bliain don Ghaeilge, 2010 – 2030: Príomhthosaíochtaí Straitéiseacha
Review of Management Structure and Grading of Senior Management Posts within Údarás na Gaeltachta