Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Northern Irish births, marriages and deaths can now be registered in Irish

A significant development that I missed a few weeks ago in March is a new change of the law in Northern Ireland, which now allows births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths (and other processes such as stillbirths registrations and conversions from civil partnerships to mariages and vice versa) to be registered in the Irish language (Gaeilge). 

For more on the story visit the Northern Irish Department of Finance site at

Comment: Hopefully at some point a similar provision might be introduced for registration in Scotland in Gàidhlig!


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