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# cúpla focail

Last year
Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity
New polling indicates a desire for Irish to be used more in this country.
Over half of people speak some Irish but are not confident enough to try TG4 or RnaG.
Two-thirds of 18-24 year-olds feel the language is 'important' or 'very important' to identity compared to just over half of 55-64 year olds.
The highest language fluency at 27% was people aged 18-24, dropping to 20% among 35-44 year-olds.
All time
# cúpla focail
'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans
The Dagestani fighter attempted to rile travelling supporters during the UFC 229 workouts.
# cnámh spairne
A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub
Kerryman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was was forbidden by The Flying Enterprise pub complex in Cork from speaking Irish at work as “this is an English-speaking business’.
# léigh anois go curamach
Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job
It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.
# smugairle roin
Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance
Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.
# cúpla focail
New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet
Heather Humphreys, the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has admitted her command of the language isn’t the best.
# cúpla focail
Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...
McHugh is taking a language refresher course to work on his “rusty” Irish skills.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish be a compulsory subject in secondary schools?
Concerns have been raised over how Irish is taught with many managing just a cúpla focal when they leave school.
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'I'm an emotional man' -- Sean Bán Breathnach reflects on THAT teary Katie Taylor commentary
The Irish-language broadcaster’s calling of the Bray woman’s golden woman has gone viral. But SBB is cool.