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.
Further information is available at the links on the left.
Grant of up to €3,830 approved by Minister of State Kyne for Comharchumann Thoraí, for the installation of emergency lights and fire alarms in the island Social Club
Grant of up to €13,200 approved by Minister of State Kyne for the committee of Páirc an Chathánaigh to buy a lawnmower to keep the pitch freshly cut
Minister of State Sean Kyne sanctions grant of up to €15,079 to Spraoi Mara, Conamara, in order to buy a lifeboat
Bileog Eolais Plean Gníomhaíochta 2018-2022
Action Plan 2018-2022
‘Investing in Our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018 – 2027’