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# irish-language - Thursday 7 April, 2022

The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?

Apr 7th 2022, 6:57 PM 5,454 Views 9 Comments

Listen here for a discussion on how interest sa Ghaeilge is flourishing, and how the State can harness that.

# irish-language - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'
# Full Working Language
# Full Working Language

'The European Union is more faithful to the Irish language than the Irish state is'

Apr 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 15,956 Views 37 Comments

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.

# irish-language - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?

Apr 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 19,002 Views 28 Comments

How much do you know about the Irish language and its place in society?

# irish-language - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Less than 2% speak Irish daily. How does that compare with other EU minority languages?

Mar 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 13,205 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is not the only country in Europe where the indigenous language has hit a ceiling.

# irish-language - Saturday 19 March, 2022

What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?
# Belfast
# Belfast

What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,262 Views 21 Comments

All-Irish residential schemes are commonplace in many Irish universities, but a pilot scheme in Queen’s University Belfast has divided opinion.

Cad atá taobh thiar de na éilimh 'cultural apartheid' faoi scéim cónaithe lán-Gaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Cad atá taobh thiar de na éilimh 'cultural apartheid' faoi scéim cónaithe lán-Gaeilge in Ollscoil na Banríona

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 5,917 Views 17 Comments

Tá scéimeanna cónaithe lán-Ghaeilge seanbhunaithe i bhformhór na n-ollscoileanna in Éirinn cheana féin.

# irish-language - Friday 18 March, 2022

Open Newsroom: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?

Mar 18th 2022, 10:00 AM 6,038 Views 30 Comments

Check out our energising Open Newsroom discussion on how linguistic diversity in the EU can be fostered.

# irish-language - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?

Mar 16th 2022, 4:54 PM 5,337 Views 7 Comments

You are invited to a very special discussion as Gaeilge later this month, taking place in Dingle’s iconic St James’ Church.

Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?

Mar 16th 2022, 10:00 AM 33,483 Views 49 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

# irish-language - Monday 14 March, 2022

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?

Mar 14th 2022, 12:33 PM 5,361 Views 18 Comments

A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.

Beatha teanga í a labhairt: Is the Irish language thriving or merely surviving?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Beatha teanga í a labhairt: Is the Irish language thriving or merely surviving?

Mar 14th 2022, 8:30 AM 10,121 Views 22 Comments

The Good Information Project wants you to join the discussion.

# irish-language - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies

Jul 8th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,276 Views 10 Comments

Another amendment would require 20% of new public staff to be competent in Irish by 2030.

# irish-language - Monday 12 April, 2021

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

Apr 12th 2021, 12:37 PM 29,464 Views 30 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

# 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 50,592 Views 175 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 68,882 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 138,701 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 39,644 Views 119 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 17,834 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 13,121 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 28,027 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 14,132 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 39,478 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 20,113 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 48,081 Views 182 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 28,207 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 22,356 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 10,187 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 19,398 Views 37 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 34,081 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 20,775 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 31,264 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 16,649 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 380,269 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 25,350 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 23,056 Views 52 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 76,819 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 70,848 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 17,267 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 8,062 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 26,130 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.

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