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FORAS NA GAEILGE (Irish pronunciation: , "Irish Institute"; often abbreviated to FNAG) is a public body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language
Irish language
throughout the island of Ireland
Ireland
, including both the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
and Northern Ireland
Ireland
. It was set up on 2 December 1999, assuming the roles of the Irish language
Irish language
board Bord na Gaeilge (including the book distributor Áisíneacht Dáiliúchan Leabhar), the publisher An Gúm , and the terminological committee An Coiste Téarmaíochta, all three of which had formerly been state bodies of the Irish government .

HISTORY

The body is an agency of The North/South Language Body , which was formed as a cross-border implementation body under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement to oversee the furtherance of the native languages of the island of Ireland. Foras na Gaeilge
Foras na Gaeilge
promotes Irish, and its counterpart the Ulster-Scots Agency promotes Ulster Scots .

The body also serves an advisory role in matters pertaining to the Irish language
Irish language
in both the public and private sectors in the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
(where Irish is the first official language ) and Northern Ireland
Ireland
(where Irish is a recognised regional language ). The largest series of events core-funded by Foras na Gaeilge
Foras na Gaeilge
is Seachtain na Gaeilge , held annually in the run up to St Patrick\'s Day with events held throughout the world.

Foras na Gaeilge
Foras na Gaeilge
also creates terminology to add to the Irish language.

SEE ALSO

* Irish language
Irish language
in Northern Ireland
Ireland
* European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages * British-Irish Council * Languages in the United Kingdom * Language revival * Bòrd na Gàidhlig * An Coimisinéir Teanga
An Coimisinéir Teanga

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