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# Irish language

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# hiopstar
9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good
Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!
# hiopstar
9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good
Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!
# the irish for
An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words
Let’s celebrate turscar, léasar and craic!
# Craic agus Ceol
This is what happens when you ask people to sing in Irish at 4am
Props to the ladies belting out Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile while doing the Macarena.
# Poll
Poll: Should new housing estates be earmarked for Irish speakers?
What do you think?
# gaschaint
12 times the Irish words for things were truly delightful
The seapáinis. Great bunch of lads.
# pioc do ride
TG4's new dating show is basically a real-life version of Horse Outside
Fitzi drives a Mitzi…
# Teanga Tied
Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis
Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.
# léigh anois go curamach
Here's why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job
It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.
# ceol agus craic
Sinn Féin wants to hear more Irish music on the radio
One of the party’s MEPs wants a quota system introduced.
# can't say that
Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'
FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.
# thug life
11 jokes and references only people who learned Irish will get
Is mise Bart Simpson. Tá mo chraiceann buí.
# got
Here's how to chat about Game of Thrones, as Gaeilge
Prepare yourself, GoT chat is coming…
Do we care enough about Irish to keep it alive?
I have next to no Irish and I’m embarrassed by that… yet I don’t think I’ll ever learn.
# gaeilge abu
This sketch encapsulates every single 'gritty' TG4 drama ever
“Cá bhfuil…na drugaí?”
# liudraman
7 Irish words that don't exist in English
Bit of plámás, be grand.
Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.
Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.
# stailc teanga
This MEP is going to speak only 'as Gaeilge' in Brussels for a week
Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada will speak only in Irish in protest at the treatment of the language in EU institutions.
# óh mo dhia
The YouTube porn hidden behind the Irish language is now gone
The search results for ‘scannán’ or ‘scannáin’ are now markedly more tame.
# an-gneasach
Porn hunters are ending up at this thoroughly un-titillating Irish film website
The editor of says he hopes the new visitors “aren’t too disappointed” with what they find.
# Aiming high
"10% of all civil servants should be proficient in the Irish Language"
According to a report by a culture and Gaeltacht committee anyway…
# conas atá tú
Did you know there are 100 ways to say 'How are you?' as Gaeilge?
‘Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?’ is but one of MANY.
# briseadh na rialacha
'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told
Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.
Offended by 'curry my yoghurt'? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a 'humour bypass'
The DUP politician said he does not regret the comments and will not apologise.
# Chancer
Watch this guy lie on US TV about the meaning of 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas?'
The divil has them fooled.
# Gregory Campbell
'Curry my yoghurt' DUP MP receives death threat
Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”
# Toilet Humour
'Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP says he would treat Irish Language Act 'like toilet paper'
Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.
# can cola coalyer
Now the 'curry my yoghurt' MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont...
… but only for today, and he wasn’t there.
'Curry my yoghurt': This DUP politician poked fun at the Irish language today
There was anger at Gregory Campbell’s comments in the Northern Assembly.
# Off Track
Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan
The pilot scheme aimed to have Irish and English the same size on road signs.
# míshásta
A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister
But he doesn’t “take it personally.”
# cú
As of this morning, you can now read RTÉ news online 'as Gaeilge'
Attention: Múinteóirí Gaeilge
Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'
The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.
Opinion: The new Gaeltacht Minister has hit the ground running – despite not being fluent
Joe McHugh has vowed to “fully immerse” himself in the language and tweet his progress. It’s an approach many politicians could learn from.
# foreign teanga
Why are some foreigners being "ridiculed" for learning Irish?
Students at Conradh na Gaeilge told one documentary maker about the attitudes their Irish friends had towards them learning the language.
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.
# first day
Here's how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as Gaeilge
Dúirt Joe McHugh nach bhuil sé muiníneach sa teanga go fóill.
# Dúnta
70-year-old Irish language board closes
Six jobs will be lost as Comhdáil Náisiunta winds up.
Video: Error-laden pidgin or creative creole? The Irish of the Gaelscoil
Is the mixture of Irish vocabulary and English grammar spoken by students in immersion courses simply incorrect language… or a linguistic gem?
# an dtuigeann tu?
11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht
Fadó fadó Éirinn, roimh theacht don nua-aois…