The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht recognises the importance of ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone and is committed to achieving a minimum of  conformance level Double-A with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and complying with the National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines.

Let us Know:

If you encounter any difficulties in using this site please let us know. Email the webmaster

Some of the functionality included in the site to help users are:

Keyboard Shortcuts:

A list of the access keys available for use on the site:

0  –  Accessibility (This page)

S  – Skip Navigation

1  – Home Page

2  – Press Releases

3  – Sitemap

4  – Search Bar

5  – Printer Friendly Version

To use these access keys, hold either ‘ALT’, ‘CTRL’ or ‘CMD’, depending on which browser you are using, and then press the appropriate key. Internet explorer will require you to press Enter after focusing on any links.

Document Formats:

Most of the publications/reports on this website are available in PDF format to provide for easier reading and printing offline. This format is not always readily accessible to users with disabilities. Because of this we have provided most documents in Rich Text Format (RTF) also. To access the PDF documents you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download free from here

Navigation Aids:

  • A breadcrumb link is available at the top each page to assist in navigation.
  • All forms have associated labels with form controls
  • The home page and all internal pages include a search box (access key 4).
  • Advanced search options are also available.
  • Skip Navigation link in the site header to allow users skip over the navigation and go directly to the main content of each page


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.



Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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