The Irish language will be in serious trouble if urgent action isn't taken immediately.
That's according to the chairperson of the Oireachtas committee on the Gaeltacht, Catherine Connolly.
Later today, it will publish a new report on the challenges facing childcare centres in Irish-speaking areas.
It finds only half of them are operating through Irish.
Deputy Connolly demands the 25 recommendations in the report be implemented: