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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Irish language

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# as ghaeilge
How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?
Placenames translator have added interactive maps to its website
# la dearg
March planned in Belfast over 'failure' to protect the Irish language
The Lá Dearg group say that aspects of the Good Friday agreement have not been implemented.
# Oireachtas agenda
What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears?
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# As Gaeilge
Office of the Ombudsman and Language Commissioner will not be merged
Conradh na Gaeilge said they will be lobbying for state services to be provided both in English and Irish.
Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish
Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.
# Go Raibh Maith Agat
The British Monarchy has spoken in Irish
On Twitter, but still.
# Tugann an rud is lú cúnamh
Tesco is looking at introducing Irish-speaking self-service checkouts
Mír gan choinne sa cheantar mála.
# an dtuigeann tu?
Can you speak Irish? Want to help the world learn?
Duolingo wants to build an Irish database and you could help.
# sponsored by TG4
8 things we all did on St Patrick's Day as kids
Anyone for a bit of face paint? Ah, go on.
# Oireachtas agenda
Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# focail dána
Here's a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge
Just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. (Language is quite NSFW.)
# As Gaeilge
Taxi driver suspended for throwing Irish speakers out of his car
The passengers said they were told “when you’re in Britain it’s English that’s spoken”.
# Your Say
Poll: Is enough being done to support Irish language speakers?
This morning’s column debates whether Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed in Irish society. Cad a cheapann tú?
Column: Are Gaeilgeoirí being oppressed?
A debate has been ongoing about what place the Irish language has in our society. As someone who speaks Irish, I know how hurtful stereotypes about speakers are, writes Maitiú de Hál.
# Is mise Bart Simpson
13 wonderful things we'd miss in a world without Irish
Because we all know Bart Simpson really sounds like a 60-year-old man.
Column: Why bother learning Irish?
There is enormous negativity about the Irish language, especially in official circles. But it’s part of who we are and we must fight for its survival, writes Rónán Ó Muirthile.
Column: I need my daughter to know I didn't sit back and watch our language die
I took my daughter on her first trip to Dublin on Saturday to participate in the demonstration for Irish language rights. I need her understand her national identity, writes Deirdre Nic Gabhann.
# conradh na gaeilge
Thousands attend protest calling for increased support of Irish language
As many as 5,000 are attending the protest outside Leinster House this afternoon.
Column: The Government’s attitude to the Irish language is a total sham
It’s bad for democracy when Government picks and chooses what legislation to implement and when they censor and undermine anyone who has an opposing view to them, writes Daithí de Buitléir.
Column: We'll soon find out whether we lose our native language forever
Irish is my second language but it has opened up a whole new world for me, and deepened my understanding of what it means to live in this country. I recognise, of course, that I have been exceptionally lucky, writes Seán Mag Leannáin.
# minority languages
NI Assembly criticised for 'hostile climate' towards the Irish language
The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.
# Schools
School without a premises – with seven months left until opening day
The Department of Education says it is searching for a site for the school, which is due to open in September.
# Irish language
Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs
The theatre closed in 2007 for renovation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage.
Column: What’s the future for the Irish language and do politicians want to preserve it?
The majority of Irish people are favourably disposed towards the language, writes Seán Mag Leannáin, who says that’s a bit of a miracle given the forces raging against it.
Aaron McKenna: Drop Irish or go full native – it's time to decide
The Irish language is either a waste of scarce public money, or it is a national treasure that we must make it our mission to revive into daily use. Either way, it’s time to get off the fence.
# EU derogation
More than €12 million spent training Irish language graduates to translate EU legislation
To prepare for the end to derogation of the Irish language, more Irish speakers will be needed to translate EU documents.
# sponsored by TG4
7 of the world's most interesting handshakes
From Nixon and Presley to Hitler and Chamberlain right back to Arnold Schwarzenegger, these handshakes deserve to go down in history.
# féinphic
"Selfie" has been added to the Irish language dictionary
“Féinphic Sunday” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
# teigh go dti an oifig
8 things we all did in the Gaeltacht
The best three weeks of the summer for any Irish teenager.
Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters
The poetry, prose and history of the Irish language should be taken out of the current course and put into a separate, optional subject for advanced students – while “Irish Language” should be taught to every student as a core subject, writes Aodhán Ó Deá.
# Have you drink taken
What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?
An leatsa an gluaisteán seo?
# As Gaeilge
Gardaí examine practices after complaint about use of Irish language
An absence of staff with competence in both official languages of the State is one of the main factors restricting state bodies in their delivery of services to the public in Irish, according to a report.
# Cheers
Sláinte! There's an Irish language version of Cheers on the way...
Hold onto your bar stools.
Column: Why I joined Dublin’s first Irish-speaking GAA club
There were no social situations where Irish speakers could use the language. Na Gaeil Óga – an all-Irish GAA club – could change that, writes Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa.
# fisin
€5k up for grabs for Irish language short film
Dingle Film Festival is launching its third scheme to support a fresh new short idea… as Gaeilge.
Column: We need to make the Irish language cool again
We have a love/hate relationship with Irish – but the only way to get young people speaking it is to take it out of the classroom, writes Traic Ó Braonáin.
# Education
Irish pupils taught over twice as much religion as OECD average
A major new survey of developed nations shows the average Irish 7-year-old spends 10 per cent of their school time on religion.
# Leaving Cert
Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?
Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.
# Gaeilge
Gaeilge on Google's new Endangered Languages Project
Irish is included on a list of over 3,000 languages that the internet giant wants to save from extinction.
# Gaeilge
Investigation finds only 1 of 9 officers in Gaeltacht Garda station spoke Irish
Eight of the nine Gardaí stationed in Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal were unable to carry out their duties through Irish.