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#Irish language

# irish-language - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?

Mar 6th 2021, 11:00 AM 50,170 Views 174 Comments

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.

# irish-language - Monday 16 November, 2020

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 68,352 Views 49 Comments

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

# irish-language - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'
# Coventry
# Coventry

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 138,190 Views 86 Comments

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

# irish-language - Friday 17 April, 2020

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled

Apr 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,380 Views 118 Comments

Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.

# irish-language - Monday 30 December, 2019

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Dec 30th 2019, 3:01 PM 17,752 Views 66 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

# irish-language - Sunday 24 November, 2019

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,009 Views 10 Comments

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# irish-language - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board
# Coláiste Lú
# Coláiste Lú

Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board

Nov 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,018 Views 11 Comments

Coláiste Lú pupils have already staged a walkout as part of an ongoing row over Irish language teaching.

# irish-language - Sunday 8 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
# Mammy
# Mammy

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,020 Views 9 Comments

How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?

# irish-language - Monday 12 August, 2019

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools
# Nil Gaeilge Agam
# Nil Gaeilge Agam

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools

Aug 12th 2019, 6:01 AM 39,239 Views 55 Comments

The changes will take effect from September.

# irish-language - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'
# Education
# Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

Apr 23rd 2019, 10:39 AM 20,060 Views 103 Comments

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# irish-language - Friday 12 April, 2019

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

Apr 12th 2019, 12:07 PM 47,499 Views 184 Comments

‘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.

# irish-language - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
# Dr Victor Bayda
# Dr Victor Bayda

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Feb 21st 2019, 9:19 AM 27,967 Views 46 Comments

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

# irish-language - Sunday 4 November, 2018

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'
# Column
# Column

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Nov 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 22,118 Views 59 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

# irish-language - Saturday 13 October, 2018

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store
# Imram
# Imram

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

Oct 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,166 Views 10 Comments

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

# irish-language - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 5:28 PM 19,252 Views 33 Comments

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

# irish-language - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

Jul 18th 2018, 5:45 PM 34,050 Views 84 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

# irish-language - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue'
# Column
# Column

Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue'

Apr 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,662 Views 47 Comments

The best news story as regards the language, though, is the emergence of what I see as a new movement, writes Róisín O’Hara.

# irish-language - Monday 2 April, 2018

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week
# History
# History

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:45 AM 30,992 Views 17 Comments

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# irish-language - Monday 19 March, 2018

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 16,137 Views 32 Comments

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

# irish-language - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'
# Column
# Column

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'

Mar 18th 2018, 9:45 AM 377,356 Views 255 Comments

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.

# irish-language - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

Mar 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,250 Views 65 Comments

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

# irish-language - Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:28 AM 22,899 Views 50 Comments

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

# irish-language - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'
# Column
# Column

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'

Jan 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 76,565 Views 116 Comments

Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.

# irish-language - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish
# In English Please
# In English Please

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish

Jan 17th 2018, 10:52 PM 70,778 Views 159 Comments

The man cancelled his membership.

# irish-language - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?

Dec 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,252 Views 76 Comments

Hold the grudges and pet hates to yourself: Irish is a necessary building block for the economy and culture we need in the future, writes Dermot McNally.

# irish-language - Sunday 24 December, 2017

12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017
# Creeping
From The Daily Edge
# Creeping

12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017

Dec 24th 2017, 8:00 PM 8,025 Views 0 Comments

Ar fheabhas.

# irish-language - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'
# Column
# Column

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

Nov 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,082 Views 83 Comments

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

# irish-language - Friday 24 November, 2017

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Nov 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 23,768 Views 26 Comments

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

# irish-language - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon
# Joyce Family
# Joyce Family

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon

Nov 6th 2017, 4:06 PM 15,120 Views 17 Comments

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# irish-language - Friday 3 November, 2017

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?

Nov 3rd 2017, 9:48 AM 29,363 Views 130 Comments

Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.

# irish-language - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within
# Gaeltacht
# Gaeltacht

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Oct 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,865 Views 27 Comments

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

# irish-language - Friday 6 October, 2017

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge
# Prátaí
From The Daily Edge
# Prátaí

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Oct 6th 2017, 5:40 PM 24,425 Views 12 Comments

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

# irish-language - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''
# Bank Of Ireland's Atms
# Bank Of Ireland's Atms

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:30 AM 26,143 Views 153 Comments

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

# irish-language - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory

Sep 6th 2017, 10:54 AM 18,241 Views 96 Comments

Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.

# irish-language - Monday 4 September, 2017

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students
# Junior Cycle
# Junior Cycle

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

Sep 4th 2017, 3:20 PM 12,006 Views 19 Comments

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

# irish-language - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal
# Power Sharing
# Power Sharing

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Aug 31st 2017, 10:34 PM 26,896 Views 93 Comments

Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

# irish-language - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish?

Aug 30th 2017, 5:27 PM 4,768 Views 3 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge acu?

'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs
# Gaeilge Ag Imeacht
# Gaeilge Ag Imeacht

'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs

Aug 30th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,568 Views 129 Comments

Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.

# irish-language - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'

Aug 27th 2017, 9:00 PM 41,819 Views 79 Comments

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-language - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North
# Speak Same Language
# Speak Same Language

Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North

Jul 4th 2017, 5:29 PM 19,499 Views 137 Comments

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.

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