Seán Ó Cuirreáin was formally appointed as the first Coimisinéir Teanga on 23 February 2004 under the Official Languages Act.
Representative body of 23 Irish language organisations. Activities include: language planning and policy making; information services; political lobbying and campaigning; organising training, seminars conferences; establishing new initiatives.
Renowned for the provision of Irish language classes for adults and the general promotion of the language.
The cross-border body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland, was founded in December 1999, as part of the Good Friday Agreement.
The main aim of Gael Linn is to foster and promote the Irish language and its heritage throughout Ireland as a living language and as an expression of identity at policy and at community level.
Gaeltacht na nDéise is the only Gaeltacht area that exists in the south east of Ireland and has a population of about 1,500 people.
This Irish language college has been providing courses and education through the medium of Irish in An Rinn for more than 100 years.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta's mandate is to provide a national Irish language radio service as part of RTÉ's public broadcasting service.
The Irish language television channel became an independent statutory entity on 1 April 2007 (Teilifís na Gaeilge).
Established by Government in June 2002 to promote and support the development of communities and to advance the use of the Irish language.
The regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht.