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#Gaeilge

# gaeilge - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?

Dec 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 770 Views 128 Comments

The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.

# gaeilge - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language?

Dec 7th 2013, 10:17 AM 18,546 Views 264 Comments

One commentator has suggested we either go full Irish or drop the language altogether. Do you think we should do more to encourage use of Gaeilge?

# gaeilge - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Language Commissioner quits, tells TDs Irish is being marginalised
# Teanga
# Teanga

Language Commissioner quits, tells TDs Irish is being marginalised

Dec 4th 2013, 7:43 PM 12,729 Views 339 Comments

Seán Ó’Cuirreáin was appointed to the role to monitor how public bodies were increasing the quantity of services provided through Irish.

Language Commissioner faces questions over 'backwards' year for Irish language
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Language Commissioner faces questions over 'backwards' year for Irish language

Dec 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,295 Views 79 Comments

Seán Ó Cuirreáin will meet with the Public Service Oversight and Petitions later today to discuss his Office’s annual report.

# gaeilge - Thursday 28 November, 2013

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation
# EU Derogation
# EU Derogation

More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation

Nov 28th 2013, 9:26 PM 12,935 Views 101 Comments

To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.

# gaeilge - Thursday 14 November, 2013

7 of the world's most interesting handshakes
# Sponsored By TG4
# Sponsored By TG4

7 of the world's most interesting handshakes

Nov 14th 2013, 11:39 AM 36,247 Views 33 Comments

From Nixon and Presley to Hitler and Chamberlain right back to Arnold Schwarzenegger, these handshakes deserve to go down in history.

# gaeilge - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?
# An Dtuigeann Tu Gaeilge?

Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

Oct 31st 2013, 11:49 AM 9,234 Views 68 Comments

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# gaeilge - Sunday 30 June, 2013

8 things we all did in the Gaeltacht
# Teigh Go Dti An Oifig
From The Daily Edge
# Teigh Go Dti An Oifig

8 things we all did in the Gaeltacht

Jun 30th 2013, 8:15 PM 51,124 Views 60 Comments

The best three weeks of the summer for any Irish teenager.

# gaeilge - Monday 10 June, 2013

"Léigh anois go cúramach, ar do scrúdpháipéar..."
# Cluastuiscint
# Cluastuiscint

"Léigh anois go cúramach, ar do scrúdpháipéar..."

Jun 10th 2013, 2:57 PM 28,955 Views 22 Comments

# gaeilge - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

So, a statement for Irish language mag ended up in Macau, China
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

So, a statement for Irish language mag ended up in Macau, China

Jun 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 14,203 Views 23 Comments

A letter destined for Belfast ended up in Macau, China. Totally understandable.

# gaeilge - Thursday 11 April, 2013

VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart
# Sceitimini áthas
From The Daily Edge
# Sceitimini áthas

VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart

Apr 11th 2013, 9:26 AM 1,779 Views 3 Comments

Junior Cert flashback.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters

Mar 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,725 Views 194 Comments

The poetry, prose and history of the Irish language should be taken out of the current course and put into a separate, optional subject for advanced students – while “Irish Language” should be taught to every student as a core subject, writes Aodhán Ó Deá.

# gaeilge - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers

Mar 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,854 Views 4 Comments

How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?

# gaeilge - Friday 15 March, 2013

VIDEO: Sixth class pupils in Mayo perform Mama Mia as Gaeilge
# Mamaí Mia
# Mamaí Mia

VIDEO: Sixth class pupils in Mayo perform Mama Mia as Gaeilge

Mar 15th 2013, 5:06 PM 7,913 Views 36 Comments

Lámhs in the air now everyone…

# gaeilge - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

Mar 6th 2013, 11:41 AM 8,626 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# gaeilge - Friday 1 March, 2013

The leave-it-out lady teaches Irish too
# Education
From The Daily Edge
# Education

The leave-it-out lady teaches Irish too

Mar 1st 2013, 1:03 PM 18,892 Views 22 Comments

Ah, Fág Amach é.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Opinion: Lost in translation - when players' Irish names are changed in match reports
# Bearla
From The42
# Bearla

Opinion: Lost in translation - when players' Irish names are changed in match reports

Feb 5th 2013, 6:41 PM 8,506 Views 13 Comments

‘It is absolutely 100% about standing up to an attitude that seeks to embarrass Irish language speakers.’

# gaeilge - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Feb 2nd 2013, 5:00 PM 7,403 Views 9 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish phrases that could confuses visitors for The Gathering, Clare Daly’s ‘house’ measure, and disoriented man could be member of government…

# gaeilge - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Jan 26th 2013, 3:38 PM 27,512 Views 50 Comments

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

# gaeilge - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club

Dec 8th 2012, 7:00 PM 906 Views 47 Comments

There were no social situations where Irish speakers could use the language. Na Gaeil Óga – an all-Irish GAA club – could change that, writes Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa.

# gaeilge - Monday 5 November, 2012

VIDEO: What happens when you speak Irish to strangers?
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

VIDEO: What happens when you speak Irish to strangers?

Nov 5th 2012, 4:15 PM 17,839 Views 99 Comments

“An bhfuil fhios agaibh cá bhfuil an Luas?”

# gaeilge - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Aug 15th 2012, 1:40 PM 93,550 Views 11 Comments

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

# gaeilge - Friday 20 July, 2012

Three-minute explainer: What's the story with the Gaeltacht Bill?
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Three-minute explainer: What's the story with the Gaeltacht Bill?

Jul 20th 2012, 10:18 PM 8,842 Views 77 Comments

Opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil en masse yesterday in protest at government tactics. So what’s the deal?

# gaeilge - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Kenny admits concerns over standards of language teaching after PayPal jobs news
# Languages
# Languages

Kenny admits concerns over standards of language teaching after PayPal jobs news

Jul 17th 2012, 4:12 PM 10,991 Views 94 Comments

Enda Kenny wonders why children cannot speak Irish after 14 years’ tuition, after PayPal says it can’t find locals to fill jobs.

# gaeilge - Friday 22 June, 2012

Brussels made 17 errors translating the ESM Treaty into Irish
# Botúin
# Botúin

Brussels made 17 errors translating the ESM Treaty into Irish

Jun 22nd 2012, 1:23 PM 5,126 Views 70 Comments

Dáil approval was needed this week to correct 17 grammatical mistakes, and typos, in the Irish version of the Treaty.

# gaeilge - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Gaeilge on Google's new Endangered Languages Project
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Gaeilge on Google's new Endangered Languages Project

Jun 21st 2012, 11:03 AM 6,513 Views 47 Comments

Irish is included on a list of over 3,000 languages that the internet giant wants to save from extinction.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Investigation finds only 1 of 9 officers in Gaeltacht Garda station spoke Irish
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Investigation finds only 1 of 9 officers in Gaeltacht Garda station spoke Irish

Apr 24th 2012, 12:02 PM 2,919 Views 43 Comments

Eight of the nine Gardaí stationed in Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal were unable to carry out their duties through Irish.

# gaeilge - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Poll: Do you speak Irish on a regular basis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you speak Irish on a regular basis?

Apr 7th 2012, 12:50 PM 9,432 Views 121 Comments

Bernard Dunne is leading a nationwide drive getting people to use whatever Irish they still remember. Would you use yours?

# gaeilge - Friday 6 April, 2012

Column: Get back on the capall - we should be proud to use the Irish language
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Get back on the capall - we should be proud to use the Irish language

Apr 6th 2012, 7:00 PM 233 Views 95 Comments

The plan is simple: we want to start a revolution and get 100,000 people to use their chuid gaeilge in their daily lives, write Bernard Dunne.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Hogan moves to plug Irish language gaps in Household Charge law
# Courts
# Courts

Hogan moves to plug Irish language gaps in Household Charge law

Mar 28th 2012, 3:55 PM 3,735 Views 68 Comments

An Irish edition of the legislation permitting the household charge, and the list of exempted ghost estates, have been produced.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Meet Dime: the sheepdog who only understands Irish
# Madra Caorach
From The Daily Edge
# Madra Caorach

Meet Dime: the sheepdog who only understands Irish

Feb 29th 2012, 3:20 PM 5,300 Views 22 Comments

Dime lives on Achill Island – where he does the entirety of his work as a ‘madra caorach’ through the Irish language.

# gaeilge - Friday 6 January, 2012

Irish language community slam merger of Language Commissioner
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Irish language community slam merger of Language Commissioner

Jan 6th 2012, 5:51 PM 3,107 Views 39 Comments

In a letter to the Irish Times, 33 people say they “expect” the government not to merge the commissioner with the Ombudsman.

# gaeilge - Friday 30 December, 2011

What the focal? Stan Collymore shows off by tweeting 'as Gaeilge'
# Gaeilgeoir
From The42
# Gaeilgeoir

What the focal? Stan Collymore shows off by tweeting 'as Gaeilge'

Dec 30th 2011, 11:36 AM 10,520 Views 29 Comments

He’s really quite good, you know.

# gaeilge - Thursday 3 November, 2011

TG4 launches free Irish language app
# TG4
# TG4

TG4 launches free Irish language app

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:45 PM 11,876 Views 41 Comments

Does anyone know how to say ‘app’ as Gaeilge?

# gaeilge - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Mean Girls meets Hollyoaks... in Spiddal: TG4's new online teen drama
# As Gaeilge
From The Daily Edge
# As Gaeilge

Mean Girls meets Hollyoaks... in Spiddal: TG4's new online teen drama

Sep 14th 2011, 10:48 AM 966 Views 0 Comments

In an effort to make the Irish language more appealing to young people, this new online-only soap promises edgy and gritty storylines…

# gaeilge - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Could two Mayo publicans have exposed a gaping hole in Ireland's legal system?
# Courts
# Courts

Could two Mayo publicans have exposed a gaping hole in Ireland's legal system?

Jul 23rd 2011, 7:42 PM 5,059 Views 67 Comments

Two Claremorris publicans escaped punishment for having punters on their premises after hours. But how?

# gaeilge - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish

Jun 9th 2011, 5:05 PM 2,897 Views 32 Comments

A decision will not be made on whether Irish should remain a mandatory subject in State exams until the syllabus is reviewed.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Ó Cuív’s final act as defence minister: saving the Irish-speaking battalion in his own constituency
# An Chéad Chath
# An Chéad Chath

Ó Cuív’s final act as defence minister: saving the Irish-speaking battalion in his own constituency

Mar 8th 2011, 1:14 PM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív says he has ordered his department to safeguard the Irish-speaking battalion based in his constituency.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Here's a peek at Stephen Fry's cameo on Ros na Rún
# Gaeilge
From The Daily Edge
# Gaeilge

Here's a peek at Stephen Fry's cameo on Ros na Rún

Mar 2nd 2011, 1:21 PM 1,415 Views 0 Comments

The venerable English gentleman makes an altogether brief appearance on the TG4 soap tomorrow. Here’s a preview.

# gaeilge - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Should Leaving Cert Irish be dropped, or just reformed?
# GE11
# GE11

Should Leaving Cert Irish be dropped, or just reformed?

Feb 17th 2011, 5:57 AM 3,668 Views 9 Comments

While all parties want Irish teaching reformed, Fine Gael wants it dropped as a mandatory Leaving Cert subject. Is it right?