I'm interested in finding out the results of the Irish census, namely for fact of Irish speaker numbers. Does anyone have any clue when the data will be collated and released?
I also found it strangely ironic that the census site for Ireland offers the option of translating the site into many foreign languages but does not offer Irish.
Oh jeez that's embarrassing. I completely missed that :< Thank you though!
Don't rely on the numbers, in my opinion. The question is asked in such a vague way that it inflates the numbers.
As long as the comparable data is consistent then it can be relied upon
I disagree as it makes no reference to how often or how well a person can use the language.
The data about the Irish language from the 2011 census can be found in the What we know - A study of Education and Skills in Ireland tables in the CSO's Stabank.
They were updated about 18 months after the 2011 census was performed, so it will probably be about that long before we see the results of this years census.