Foras na Gaeilge is the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland. In the Good Friday Agreement, it was stated that a North/South Implementation body be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. Under the auspices of this body, Foras na Gaeilge will carry out all the designated responsibilities regarding the Irish language.
This entails facilitating and encouraging the speaking and writing of Irish in the public and private arena in the Republic of Ireland, and in Northern Ireland where there is appropriate demand. Its mission includes supporting the teaching of Irish and teaching through the medium of Irish; and to develop and cater for the promotion of the Irish language in the Community Sector and in the Private Business Sector.