Although Irish is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland, that doesn’t mean it’s widely used around the country. The truth is that the Irish language is used by a large minority (with some ability to use it daily) and it’s the first language just for a small percentage of Irish citizens.
Even so, the Irish language has rights that should be respected.
Most Irish speakers in Ireland will tell you that using the language can feel like climbing a hill that never ends. Trying to speak Irish Gaelic with the Government services can be quite a hassle so many Irish native speaker resort to use English.
By listening to this re-run of the 26th Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast episode will allow you to learn what are the Irish language rights, to see how the Irish language community is pulling together rather than being divided, and what’s it like to pay a property tax in Ireland “as Gaeilge”.
The rebroadcast of this Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast is in the English language and focuses on the rights & problems of using the Irish language (with relatable examples).