All change for Irish-speaking media students at TU Dublin
2019-05-01 15:32:02 -

By Jessica Ní Mháirtín


Tairseach, a student run Irish-language magazine at the Dublin Institute of Technology, marked the launch of its final issue recently.


Written, designed and produced by Céira Meehan, John Patrick Kierans, Donagh Corby and me, the magazine featured articles on a very wide range of topics and interests.


However, production has drawn to an end in tandem with the end of DIT’s Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a language, as the institution transitions under the new brand of the Technological University Dublin (TUD).


Now, as well as the absence of an Irish-language publication, there is no longer a course that serves undergraduates with an interest in studying journalism along with Irish or French. But the new university still has its active Irish society, An Cumann Gaelach, as well as the well-established Oifig na Gaeilge.


The latter is currently paving the way to make Irish more accessible across all TU Dublin campuses. A spokesperson from the office said: “It’s such a shame to see the course come to an end especially because some extremely talented students have attended the course over the years.”


There will be a meeting with Oifig na Gaeilge in the coming months on efforts to provide a module to students across all disciplines which caters for those with an interest in media and the Irish language.


Oifig na Gaeilge currently provides Irish classes open to all staff and students in TU Dublin and these are completely free of charge.


For more information, contact Oifig na Gaeilge at 01 403 7043 or at For a free copy of Tairseach magazine, email

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