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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Career opportunities with Gaeilge in Accountancy & Taxation

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. Accounting is one such service.

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 Revenue Commissioners are duty-bound to provide a wide range of taxation services to Irish speaking customers. In addition to the extensive material In Irish and English on its website (www.revenue.ie), Revenue facilitates Irish speaking customers in a range of ways.

What are the main occupations where Irish may be used?

What types of courses might help?

Undergraduate Courses:

Where to go for further Information

  • Publicjobs.ie - positions may arise where specialist skills are required
  • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht http://www.ahrrga.gov.ie/
  • Fiontar (Irish for venture) - an interdisciplinary school established at DCU in 1993 to link the Irish language with contemporary financecomputing and enterprise, through courses taught in Irish.
  • Abair.ie at TCD - A comprehensive resource for turning written Irish text into speech from the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin http://www.abair.tcd.ie/
  • Udaras na Gaeilge - Irish Language courses - see