Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Irish Language.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
212. Mr. Kenny asked the Taoiseach the number of households in each Gaeltacht area where it is estimated that Irish is spoken on a full-time basis as an every day language; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30648/05]
Mr. Kitt Mr. Kitt
 Mr. Kitt:The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table which is based on the results of the 2002 census of population. The question used in the census was as follows:
11. Can you speak Irish?
Answer if aged 3 years or over.
 If ‘Yes’, do you speak Irish?
3 Less often
It is important to bear in mind that the census question seeks information on ability to speak the Irish language and frequency of speaking it. It is not possible to infer the number of households where Irish is being spoken on a full-time basis from the census data.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Irish Language.