There are many small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland involved in the provision of goods or services who conduct their business solely through Irish, particularly in Gaeltacht areas.
The Irish-language community appreciates dealing in their language of choice when doing business. Companies that deal mainly in English may hire a bilingual member of staff, affording them the opportunity to offer services to Irish language speakers.
Companies tend to recruit staff with qualifications, experience and technical skills relevant to their business. In addition to the required skillset, fluency in Irish is of interest to companies targeting the Irish language community.
What are the main occupations where Irish may be used?
- Accounting Technician
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Assistant
- Bank / Financial Manager
- Bank Official
- Financial Adviser
- Tax Accountant
What types of courses might help?
Undergraduate Courses:CK209 Commerce (International) With Irish University College Cork (NUI) UCC
DC118 Gnó agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish) Dublin City University - DCU
GY208 Commerce (Gaeilge) NUI Galway
LY218 Business with Irish / French / Spanish / German Letterkenny IT - LYIT
Where to go for further Information
- Fiontar (Irish for venture) is an interdisciplinary school established at DCU in 1993 to link the Irish language with contemporary finance, computing and enterprise, through courses taught in Irish.