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# Irish language

Last month
January 2023
# tesco ireland
Tesco removes incorrect sign as Gaeilge in new Galway shop following complaint
Tesco have apologised and removed the sign
Last year
2022
# Irish language
The Good Information Podcast: The Irish language - how we can help it to thrive
Most people want to speak and hear the language, so whose responsibility is it to help it grow?
# Irish Language Act
Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act
Speakers urged those with “power and influence to end their decades-long obstruction of Irish language rights”.
# the quiet girl
An Cailín Ciúin: 'It shows an Irish language film can speak to people - it seems foolish to think it couldn't'
We chat to director Colm Bairéad about making the film An Cailín Ciúin, based on a novella by Claire Keegan.
# the explainer
The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?
Listen here for a discussion on how interest sa Ghaeilge is flourishing, and how the State can harness that.
# full working language
'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'
On 1 January, the Irish language became a full official and working language of the European Union. It’s been a long road to get here.
# Quiz
Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?
How much do you know about the Irish language and its place in society?
# factfind
FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?
Ireland is not the only country in Europe where the indigenous language has hit a ceiling.
# Belfast
What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?
All-Irish residential schemes are commonplace in many Irish universities, but a pilot scheme in Queen’s University Belfast has divided opinion.
# GoodInformation
Cad atá taobh thiar de na éilimh 'cultural apartheid' faoi scéim cónaithe lán-Gaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona
Tá scéimeanna cónaithe lán-Ghaeilge seanbhunaithe i bhformhór na n-ollscoileanna in Éirinn cheana féin.
# the good information project
Open Newsroom: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
Check out our energising Open Newsroom discussion on how linguistic diversity in the EU can be fostered.
# GoodInformation
Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?
You are invited to a very special discussion as Gaeilge later this month, taking place in Dingle’s iconic St James’ Church.
# good information project
Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?
# GoodInformation
Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.
# good information project
Beatha teanga í a labhairt: Is the Irish language thriving or merely surviving?
The Good Information Project wants you to join the discussion.
All time
# Gaeilge
Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies
Another amendment would require 20% of new public staff to be competent in Irish by 2030.
# Gaeilge
Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.
Voices
Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.
# Coventry
UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'
Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.
# Tír gan teanga
Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.
# Irish language
Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.
Voices
The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.
# Coláiste Lú
Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board
Coláiste Lú pupils have already staged a walkout as part of an ongoing row over Irish language teaching.
Voices
The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?
# nil gaeilge agam
Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools
The changes will take effect from September.
# Education
PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'
A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.
Voices
Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas
‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.
# 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... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'
Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.
# 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.
# 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.
# job fairy
Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?
Voices
Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue'
The best news story as regards the language, though, is the emergence of what I see as a new movement, writes Róisín O’Hara.
# History
'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week
On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.
# 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.
Voices
'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'
I don’t want us to wake up in 20 years all sounding like we’re living in some middle-class suburb of Dublin, writes Michael Fortune.
Voices
Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'
The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.
# 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.
Voices
Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'
Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.