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#cúpla focail

# cupla-focail - This year 2022

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity
# CUPLA FOCAL
# CUPLA FOCAL

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity

Mar 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,844 Views 43 Comments
  • 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.

# cupla-focail - All time

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans
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From The42
# Cúpla Focail

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans

Oct 4th 2018, 5:28 PM 19,468 Views 33 Comments

The Dagestani fighter attempted to rile travelling supporters during the UFC 229 workouts.

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub
# Cnámh Spairne
# Cnámh Spairne

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub

Sep 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 72,099 Views 295 Comments

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’.

Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job
# Léigh Anois Go Curamach
# Léigh Anois Go Curamach

Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job

Jun 13th 2015, 9:45 AM 18,950 Views 26 Comments

It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance
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# Smugairle Roin

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with 'as gaeilge' radio performance

Aug 29th 2014, 10:56 AM 8,344 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet
# Cúpla Focail
# Cúpla Focail

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet

Aug 14th 2014, 11:40 AM 16,585 Views 132 Comments

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.

Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...
# Cúpla Focail
# Cúpla Focail

Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...

Jul 21st 2014, 8:46 PM 14,057 Views 30 Comments

McHugh is taking a language refresher course to work on his “rusty” Irish skills.

Poll: Should Irish be a compulsory subject in secondary schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish be a compulsory subject in secondary schools?

Mar 19th 2013, 11:10 AM 34,474 Views 232 Comments

Concerns have been raised over how Irish is taught with many managing just a cúpla focal when they leave school.

'I'm an emotional man' -- Sean Bán Breathnach reflects on THAT teary Katie Taylor commentary
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From The42
# Cúpla Focail

'I'm an emotional man' -- Sean Bán Breathnach reflects on THAT teary Katie Taylor commentary

Aug 10th 2012, 1:01 PM 3,468 Views 6 Comments

The Irish-language broadcaster’s calling of the Bray woman’s golden woman has gone viral. But SBB is cool.