Despite Irish being the first official language of the Republic as per the Constitution of Ireland, and despite the special care taken to ensure Irish is principally prominent in signs under the Official Languages Act 2003, (Section 9) Regulations 2008, the same regulations specifically exclude road traffic signs.
It is obvious to Conradh na Gaeilge that the Department of Education and Science in the south is failing to address the problems in our schools regarding the teaching and the learning of the Irish language. While we welcome the extra emphasis given to the Irish oral examination, any further reforms need to deal with a more complete, holistic methodology. Conradh na Gaeilge recommends that all trainee teachers should be taught through Irish in an all-Irish environment, learning through and about immersion education in Irish, for the equivalent of one academic year of their training course.
Do you have a question concerning the law? Maybe you want to know if your bank can raise the interest on your mortgage? Can your employer let you go without paying you redundancy? What rights do landlords and tenants have? Do you have the right to speak in Irish to the judge? How do you make out a will?