Foras na Gaeilge
An Gúm | An Gúm
In the Good Friday Agreement it was stated that a North/South Implementation body be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. Under the auspices of this body, Foras na Gaeilge will carry out all the designated responsibilities regarding the Irish language.
This entails facilitating and encouraging in the South, the speaking and writing of Irish in the public and private arena and in Northern Ireland where there is appropriate demand, in the context of part three of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.
The staff of Bord na Gaeilge, An Gúm (Publishers) and An Coiste Téarmaíochta (Terminology Development) and their activities have all been transferred to the new body.
Foras na Gaeilge has a role in advising administrations, North and South, as well as public bodies and other groups in the private and voluntary sectors in all matters relating to the Irish language. They will also be undertaking supportive projects and grant-aiding bodies and groups throughout the island of Ireland.