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.
Minister Madigan announces details of €339 million 2019 budget package for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Minister of State McHugh welcomes 2019 Budget allocations for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and Islands
Grant of up to €224,824 sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne to promote the Irish Language on the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula
Action Plan 2018-2022
‘Investing in Our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018 – 2027’
Fire Safety in Gaeltacht Households Accommodating Foghlaimeoirí Gaeilge