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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Gaeilge

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# Dr Victor Bayda
Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.
Voices
The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?
Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.
# ár dteanga
Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?
Some parents are seeking to get their child exempt from Irish, but should it be compulsory?
# public consultation
'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish
Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.
Voices
The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?
New Bliain, New You.
# imram
An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store
IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.
Voices
The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?
Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.
# Gaeilge
From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year
There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.
# Gaeilge
Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time
Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.
# collapsed talks
Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?
Arlene Foster says that government formation talks have stalled because of the Irish language issue.
# In English Please
AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish
The man cancelled his membership.
# nílsécgl
Gaeilgeoirí are calling out negative attitudes to Irish with this funny and thought-provoking hashtag
“Can we all just agree that history is a dead subject? It’s not useful, it’s not in the present!”
# Tayto
From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge
Mála brioscáin phrátaí faoi bhlas cáise agus oinniúin, más é do thoil é.
# tayto as gaeilge
From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge
Mála brioscáin phrátaí faoi bhlas cáise agus oinniúin, más é do thoil é.
# Census 2016
'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.
# Gaeilge
Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis
Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.
# lunch crunch
Poll: When was the last time you spoke as Gaeilge to another person?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?
Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.
# Ophelia
18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge
With help from The Irish For.
# fantastical fog
Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival
Liam S Gógan is credited with creating the Irish word for republic – ‘poblacht’.
# Gaeltacht
Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within
Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.
# i modh ruin
'They were creating their vision of a new Ireland': Bringing up your family as Gaeilge in the 1950s
A new documentary looks at how some families did this from the 1950s to the 1980s.
# 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?
# prátaí
23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge
Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.
# comhghairdeas
Taoiseach 'Leo de Varad' has been given a certificate for Irish-speaking skills
He’s not the first Taoiseach to flex his cúpla focal.
# gaeilge ag imeacht
'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs
Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.
# the irish for
'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'
Darach Ó Séaghdha, who runs the successful Twitter account “The Irish for”, is publishing a book on why Irish may not be dead just yet.
# irish/english
'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche
An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.
# cad is ainm duit
Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups
The name of Heather Humphreys’ portfolio is now the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
# is mise peadar robinson
An old story about the DUP's website getting hacked as Gaeilge has gone viral
By someone called ‘Hector O’Hackatdawn’.
# arlín foster
Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups
An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.
# Meningitis
'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss
Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.
# Gaeilge
WATCH: This Dublin GAA club operates completely through the Irish language
We spoke with members of Na Gaeil Óga, who are finding new ways to use their cúpla focal.
# scúps
There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight
Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.
# Gaeilge
Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary
The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?
DUP leader Arlene Foster raised some eyebrows with her claim during the week. Is it true?
# an ghaeilge
Why has the Irish language been removed as a requirement for NUIG's President?
The Students’ Union president says he’s concerned about the decision the move will have for Leaving Cert students.
# better than the real thing
15 cover versions as Gaeilge that are absolute bangers
Pure tunes.
# scor mire
15 phrases that actually got official translations as Gaeilge in 2016
Important work.
# buzzáil
How the Irish language lives on Snapchat: 5 Gaeilgeoirí leading the way
“People really respect the language of Irish and they want to see it grow and flourish.”