This sector covers a significant geographical spread that includes the Gaeltacht areas of Ireland.
There are many small and medium-sized businesses involved in the provision of goods or services, who conduct their business solely through Irish, particularly in Gaeltacht areas.
It is important to the Irish-language community to be able to do business in their language of choice. Companies that deal mainly in English may hire a bilingual member of staff to enable them 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 valuable to companies targeting the Irish language community.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has increased its capacity in recent years, to service customers conducting business with it through Irish. Its commitments to improve the level of service in the Irish language include:
- the development of reception facilities in Irish for customers seeking to transact business in Irish at Department offices, especially those serving Gaeltacht areas;
- the provision of information bilingually on schemes operated and services provided by the Department;
- the provision of enhanced bilingual web-based facilities by the Department
- the provision of services to the media through Irish where required;
- the implementation of a range of training and development initiatives to enhance the skills level of the staff of the Department with a view to meeting the needs of customers transacting business through Irish.
The department is required to comply with the terms of the Official Languages Act regarding the enhancement of the profile of the Irish Language in signage, stationery and recorded oral announcements for which public bodies are responsible.
What are the main occupations where Irish may be used?
- 0 Occupations with specific Irish Requirements found.
What types of courses might help?
Where to go for further Information
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine