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?
- Accounting Technician
- Accounts Administrator
- Accounts Assistant
- Financial Adviser
- Tax Accountant
- Tax Inspector
- Wages / Payroll Clerk
What types of courses might help?
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 finance, computing 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