By Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh
This book discusses the status of Irish under the Constitution, in case law, and in EU law — both historically and at present. It covers planning law and language planning, education, broadcasting, the public service, the Gaeltacht, the Houses of the Oireachtas and the Courts. The Official Languages Act is comprehensively discussed and amendments are proposed based on best practice in Canada and in continental Europe.
This specialised text-book is suitable for students and legal practitioners and is written to be accessible to the general reader who is interested in the fortunes of Irish.
“It is my hope that readers of this textbook, in particular the new generation of solicitors and barristers concerned for the Irish language, gain its full benefit.” — Seán Ó Cuirreáin, Official Languages Commissioner 2004-2014
Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh B.A., M.A., LL.B., is a practising barrister in both civil and criminal law. He has written on a wide rage of legal topics both in Irish and English. He is the Law and Irish Coordinator at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, where he administers advanced diploma courses in lawyer-linguistics (for employment with EU institutions), legal translation and legal practice through Irish.
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