Gaelport.com is the leading Irish language news and information website listing Irish classes, Irish job vacancies and Irish language events.
Gaelport.com is a project of Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge which is the central steering council for the Irish language community. It is funded by Foras na Gaeilge.
To read more about our digital services including news feeds, mobile offering, ezines, social media and other media platforms check out this link: http://www.gaelport.com/digital
About Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge
An Chomhdháil was established in 1943. Its role is to act as a coordinating body for voluntary Irish language organisations. (The National Youth Council of Ireland and The Irish Congress of Trade Unions are similar umbrella organisations).
The board of the non-profit organisation is made up of representatives of its 24 member organisations. The secretariat of An Chomhdháil, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.
An Chomhdháil currently sees its role as providing leadership to those involved in community and voluntary work on behalf of the Irish language; to provide analysis of Government policies with reference to the language and the development and promotion of new policy measures. In practice this means developing policies which are broadly acceptable to all member organisations and have their support, political lobbying in support of various issues and the undertaking of new and innovative projects.
Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge is a non-profit organisation working in the Irish language sector. It is not a State or semi-state organisation and the same is true of its members.
Advocacy and co-ordination
Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge is the primary language lobby dealing with State legislation. An Chomhdháil examines all bills passing through the Houses of Parliament and liases with politicians with the aim of achieving amendments to legislation thus ensuring a political approach and legislative basis to the status given to the language in our Constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann). An Chomhdháil also monitors any proposed changes to Government policy in the area of language.
Irish language Projects
Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge also administers a number of projects including the digital media project Gaelport.com; the Turas na bhFilí cultural exchange; Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge careers seminars for post-primary students; Tóstal na Gaelge, an annual conference on language issues and it is also the official distributor of An Fáinne, the Irish language emblem.