20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language
The 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030 was published on 21 December 2010, following cross-party support in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
The Strategy promotes a holistic, integrated approach to the Irish language which is consistent with international best practice. The Strategy is the result of a consultative and research process, including a report commissioned by the Department (DCU, 2009), the Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht (NUIG & NUIM, 2007), and the report of Coimisiún na Gaeltachta (2002).
Areas of Action
Nine areas of action are set out in the Strategy, namely:
- The Gaeltacht
- Language transmission by the family – early intervention
- Administration, Services and Community
- Media and Technology
- Legislation and Status
- Economic Life
- Cross-cutting Initiatives
As a result of a consultation process organised by the Department on the matter, the need for a 5-Year Action Plan was identified. The following are the main objectives of the Action Plan 2018-2022:
Further Information and Queries
Seán Ó Grífin
Higher Executive Officer