As of the18th September, the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) now provides its website and services in Irish as well as English. The resource has been led by ISSU Irish Language Officer and Rinn ua gCuanach resident Katie Halpin-Hill, and ISSU Communications Officer Emer Neville.
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Halpin-Hill noted that “the Irish language is an imperative part of our culture, our education and our future. At the ISSU, we want to reflect that importance in our work. Over the past few months, we have been striving to become a bilingual institution to ensure that no student is left behind.”
This move comes after a reform of the ISSU website, and an explosion of engagement with the ISSU in recent months. “Following a number of events in the past few months our engagement has risen substantially which is absolutely fantastic to see. I’m hopeful that the addition of our Irish language website will further increase this rise as well as making our work and supports accessible for more students.”
The ISSU’s resources and supports are now available in Irish, and English at issu.ie.