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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Irish language

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# In English Please
AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish
The man cancelled his membership.
Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?
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.
# creeping
12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017
Ar fheabhas.
Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'
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.
# Census 2016
'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.
# Joyce family
'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon
On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?
Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.
# Gaeltacht
Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within
Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.
# prátaí
23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge
Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.
Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''
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.
# Tír gan teanga
DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory
Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.
# junior cycle
Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students
A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.
# power sharing
Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal
Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.
# family poll
Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish?
An bhfuil Gaeilge acu?
# gaeilge ag imeacht
'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs
Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.
# the irish for
'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'
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.
# speak same language
Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North
Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.
# léigh anois go curamach
'Same old problem': Minister clarifies comments on filling Irish-speaking CEO job
Seán Kyne had told RTÉ that there was difficulties filling a CEO role because of a lack of Irish with the Public Appointments Service – he later had to clarify his remarks.
# arlín foster
Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups
An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.
Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'
The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.
# Meningitis
'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss
Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.
Column: Debunking the most common 'alternative facts' about the Irish language
There is no reason Ireland couldn’t be wealthy and successful if more of us spoke Irish, writes Colm Ó Broin.
# the irish for
7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge
ár nAthair v an nathair
# scúps
There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight
Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.
# oooirish
13 essential phrases you need as Gaeilge to get through 2017
All you need to get through the year.
# Gaeilge
Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary
The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.
Column: 'We speak Irish, but we’re pretty normal. We’re not Nazis. We’re not leprechauns'
The Irish language is part of me and it’s something that’s worth keeping, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?
DUP leader Arlene Foster raised some eyebrows with her claim during the week. Is it true?
The case for ending state support of Irish language is littered with dubious 'facts'
For starters, we don’t spend €1.2 billion in preserving An Ghaeilge each year, says Caoimhín De Barra.
FactCheck: Did the DUP really never commit to an Irish Language Act?
Edwin Poots raised some eyebrows when he refused to accept his party had agreed to an Irish Language Act at St Andrews. So is he right?
# an ghaeilge
Why has the Irish language been removed as a requirement for NUIG's President?
The Students’ Union president says he’s concerned about the decision the move will have for Leaving Cert students.
# buzzáil
How the Irish language lives on Snapchat: 5 Gaeilgeoirí leading the way
“People really respect the language of Irish and they want to see it grow and flourish.”
# bouli bouli
Can You Get 100% In This Bouli Lyrics Quiz?
# suil eile
11 reasons why TG4 is actually the best channel on Irish television
Cláir teilifíse den scoth.
It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.
# Opinion
"We spend mind-boggling amounts of public money on the Irish language. Cén fáth?"
All-Gaeilge road signs in tourist areas; a fortune spent on translations for legislation drafted in English – Eoin Butler on why we need to talk about Irish.
# As Gaeilge
10 times Twitter perfectly sum up the Irish language
So many vowels…
# caoch ar meisce
19 ways to say 'drunk' as Gaeilge
Teach tábhairne, anyone?
# ni thuigim
Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school
More and more students are getting exemptions.
# What the fliuch
A bunch of students have created the 'world's first' porn magazine as Gaeilge
And I thought to myself, what the Fliuch?