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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Gaeilge

All time
# lost in translation
YouTube absolutely mangled the subtitles on Michael D. Higgins' Paddy's Day address
YouTube doesn’t understand Gaeilge.
# ni thuigim
YouTube totally mangled the subtitles on Michael D. Higgins' Paddy's Day address
YouTube doesn’t understand Gaeilge.
Voices
An 5 rud a tharlaíonn nuair a labhraíonn tú Gaeilge in Éirinn
(Psst… there’s an as bearla version in here too).
Watch these Hollywood stars try (and fail) to speak Irish
Well, they tried.
# liudraman
7 Irish words that don't exist in English
Bit of plámás, be grand.
11 reasons why Irish is the best language in the world
Sure isn’t it a great little language.
# Aiming high
"10% of all civil servants should be proficient in the Irish Language"
According to a report by a culture and Gaeltacht committee anyway…
# fixed it for you
Someone excellently corrected the Gaeilge on this Dublin sign
Don’t mess with this gaeilgeoir.
# ar ceart
Someone took correcting this sign as Gaeilge into their own hands
Back to school!
# briseadh na rialacha
'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told
Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.
# Gregory Campbell
'Curry my yoghurt' DUP MP receives death threat
Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”
# Toilet Humour
'Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP says he would treat Irish Language Act 'like toilet paper'
Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.
# Off Track
Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan
The pilot scheme aimed to have Irish and English the same size on road signs.
# míshásta
A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister
But he doesn’t “take it personally.”
# honours irish
An Post: No, we don't scribble out addresses written as Gaeilge
Feidhlim Seoige’s photo of an envelope with a crossed-out address was widely shared on Twitter.
# cúpla.ie
As of this morning, you can now read RTÉ news online 'as Gaeilge'
Attention: Múinteóirí Gaeilge
# Fleadh Cheoil
Fiddles at the ready: The world's biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today
President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Voices
Opinion: The new Gaeltacht Minister has hit the ground running – despite not being fluent
Joe McHugh has vowed to “fully immerse” himself in the language and tweet his progress. It’s an approach many politicians could learn from.
Voices
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.
# Dúnta
70-year-old Irish language board closes
Six jobs will be lost as Comhdáil Náisiunta winds up.
# We all partied
The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year
First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.
# an dtuigeann tu?
11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht
Fadó fadó Éirinn, roimh theacht don nua-aois…
# as ghaeilge
How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?
Placenames translator Logainm.ie have added interactive maps to its website
# la dearg
March planned in Belfast over 'failure' to protect the Irish language
The Lá Dearg group say that aspects of the Good Friday agreement have not been implemented.
# PS I Love You
The internet has some excellent Irish language advice for tourists
Express yourself, as Gaeilge.
# Tugann an rud is lú cúnamh
Tesco is looking at introducing Irish-speaking self-service checkouts
Mír gan choinne sa cheantar mála.
# an dtuigeann tu?
Can you speak Irish? Want to help the world learn?
Duolingo wants to build an Irish database and you could help.
# focail dána
Here's a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge
Just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. (Language is quite NSFW.)
# Your Say
Poll: Is enough being done to support Irish language speakers?
This morning’s column debates whether Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed in Irish society. Cad a cheapann tú?
Voices
Column: Are Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed?
A debate has been ongoing about what place the Irish language has in our society. As someone who speaks Irish, I know how hurtful stereotypes about speakers are, writes Maitiú de Hál.
# tmi tmi tmi
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh delivered the biggest TMI you'll read today
Oh holy God.
# Gaeilge
Ó Cuirreáin has formally stepped down as Irish Language Commissioner
RTÉ journalist Rónán Ó Domhnaill will take on the role from tomorrow.
Voices
Column: Why bother learning Irish?
There is enormous negativity about the Irish language, especially in official circles. But it’s part of who we are and we must fight for its survival, writes Rónán Ó Muirthile.
Voices
Column: I need my daughter to know I didn't sit back and watch our language die
I took my daughter on her first trip to Dublin on Saturday to participate in the demonstration for Irish language rights. I need her understand her national identity, writes Deirdre Nic Gabhann.
# conradh na gaeilge
Thousands attend protest calling for increased support of Irish language
As many as 5,000 are attending the protest outside Leinster House this afternoon.
Voices
Column: The Government’s attitude to the Irish language is a total sham
It’s bad for democracy when Government picks and chooses what legislation to implement and when they censor and undermine anyone who has an opposing view to them, writes Daithí de Buitléir.
# post nua
An RTÉ journalist has been chosen as Language Commissioner after 21 applied
An Coimisinéir Teanga acts as ombudsman service to monitor the compliance of state services in the Irish language.
# conradh na gaeilge
1,000+ for demo over Government 'lack of support' for Irish language
The event is part of a “strong campaign” for the Irish language taking place this year.
Voices
Column: We'll soon find out whether we lose our native language forever
Irish is my second language but it has opened up a whole new world for me, and deepened my understanding of what it means to live in this country. I recognise, of course, that I have been exceptionally lucky, writes Seán Mag Leannáin.
# NYPD choir
Fairytale of New York, now with added Gaeilge
‘S na cloig ag bualadh leo, Lá breith Mac Dé!