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# Amhrán na bhFiann

Last year
# Sinn Féin
McDonald says concessions around tricolour and anthem 'will be discussed' in united Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald said concessions to Unionists will be up for discussion in reaction to a recent opinion poll.
All time
# National Anthem
Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school?
Leo Varadkar has said he believes it should be compulsory learning in primary school.
# sinne fianna fail
Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach
There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.
# The Soldier's Song
For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem
Some people even wrote their own.
# Controversy
'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem'
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was less than impressed with a section of the crowd at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.
# National Anthem
Deaf people to protest at RTÉ over coverage of All-Ireland final and Pope's visit
RTÉ said that they were engaged in an active dialogue with the Irish Deaf Society.
# irish sign language
Sign language version of Amhrán na bhFiann to be performed at today's All-Ireland hurling final
The performance will take place in tandem with the Artane Band.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem
The new version of the anthem was performed by a Deaf choir accompanied by an army band piper in Leinster House yesterday.
# National Anthem
Poll: Should it be mandatory for the national anthem to be taught in school?
A new report is due before the Seanad this afternoon.
# a soldier's song
How should we protect our national anthem? Seanad to hear ideas from teachers, soldiers and students
New legislation could see people punished for misusing it.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
'We were surprised': Calls to remove words 'Fianna Fáil' from national anthem in public consultation
Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daily said that there were a “number of submissions” asking for this.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input
What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you know all the words to Amhrán na bhFiann?
Or do you just mumble along?
# Pride
An emotional CJ Stander absolutely belted out Amhrán na bhFiann today
The South Africa-born back-row has been learning the anthem in recent weeks.
# remixes
Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem
Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.
# Ireland's call
Sinn Féin councillor defends calling people who run Irish rugby 'West Brits'
Micheál Mac Donncha made the remarks on Facebook at the weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we change the lyrics to the national anthem?
Should we make Amhrán na bhFiann a little less “war-like” do you think?
# secret shame
9 things Irish people will never admit to
The deepest, darkest secrets of the Irish mind.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
Should Republic of Ireland players have to sing the national anthem?
Have your say.
# time for change?
Sinead O'Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem
It’s to the tune of Amhrán Na Bhfiann but the lyrics have been changed.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How Well Do You Know Amhrán na bhFiann?
Take the quiz and find out.
# little soldier's song
Very cute toddler sings the Irish national anthem
Watch as an American attempts to pronounce the Irish national anthem
His pronunciation needs work.
# donners
Was this Donncha O'Callaghan's final Amhrán na bhFiann?
The Munster lock may have lined out with the Ireland team for the last time.
# Remix na bhFiann
5 musical reasons Amhrán na bhFiann should not be remixed
It really, really shouldn’t.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended
The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.
# November Tests
'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss
Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.
Column: What’s the point of our national anthem today?
The singing of Amhrán na bhFiann can be a powerful moment – or it can be embarrassing, writes Gerry Smyth. What are national anthems really for?
# Easter Rising
Anthem composer and tricolour creator honoured at Glasnevin
Peadar Kearney, who wrote Amhrán na bhFiann, and Edward Hollywood who created the national flag, were remembered.
# april fools
Round-up: The best of today's April Fool's Day stories
Twitter’s going down to 133 characters; Skype has solved the difficulty of poor coverage… and Bertie’s moving to Nigeria.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?
Michael Noonan says the party was founded after the anthem was translated – but should we stop singing the words anyway?
# Anthem
No plans to remove 'Fianna Fáil' from anthem or Defence Forces logo, says govt
Michael Noonan says the Irish translation of the Soldier’s Song was made before Éamon de Valera founded his political party.
# Defence Forces
Taoiseach rules out removing ‘FF’ from Defence Forces logo
Enda Kenny has ruled out changing the logo of the Defence Forces in advance of 2016, or changing the national anthem.
# Copyright
What will happen to Amhrán na bhFiann in 2012?
The copyright expires on Amhran na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, tomorrow – 70 years after its writer’s death. One TD says she does not want to see it used “as a jingle in an ad”.
# Amhrán na Laoch?
FG senator wants to change words of National Anthem
Jim Darcy told the Seanad that the words ‘Sinne Fianna Fáil’ were “appropriated” and should be changed back.
# Google Doodle
For those about to rock: how to play some songs on the Google Doodle
The Les Paul Doodle proved such a hit that Google left it there for another day. Here’s some basic tunes to practice.
# Back pages
The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting
Charge the laptop and turn the phone off – this might take a while.