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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Irish language

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you speak Irish on a regular basis?
Bernard Dunne is leading a nationwide drive getting people to use whatever Irish they still remember. Would you use yours?
# Census 2011
Census 2011: 1.77m say they are able to speak Irish
In the latest census, people were asked if they were able to speak Irish and, if so, how frequently they did.
# Courts
Hogan moves to plug Irish language gaps in Household Charge law
An Irish edition of the legislation permitting the household charge, and the list of exempted ghost estates, have been produced.
# Madra Caorach
Meet Dime: the sheepdog who only understands Irish
Dime lives on Achill Island – where he does the entirety of his work as a ‘madra caorach’ through the Irish language.
# short film
Dingle film fest offers €5,000 prize for Irish language short
The film festival in the heart of Kerry Gaeltacht wants to encourage script-writing ‘as Gaeilge’.
# G-Team
Mary Hanafin's return to public life... on reality show 'G-Team'
Did you miss me? The former government minister has a new role as a judge on a TG4 competition show.
# Gaeilge
Irish language community slam merger of Language Commissioner
In a letter to the Irish Times, 33 people say they “expect” the government not to merge the commissioner with the Ombudsman.
# As Gaeilge
Stephen Fry's Ros na Rún appearance to air on BBC tonight
The actor and writer filmed his cameo as gaeilge last year, as part of a documentary series about world languages.
# As Gaeilge
Mean Girls meets Hollyoaks... in Spiddal: TG4's new online teen drama
In an effort to make the Irish language more appealing to young people, this new online-only soap promises edgy and gritty storylines…
# Gaeilge
Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish
A decision will not be made on whether Irish should remain a mandatory subject in State exams until the syllabus is reviewed.
# Arts
Kids go radio gaga as they get grants to set up station
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland divvies up almost €800k of grants to radio programme producers.
# An Chéad Chath
Ó Cuív’s final act as defence minister: saving the Irish-speaking battalion in his own constituency
Éamon Ó Cuív says he has ordered his department to safeguard the Irish-speaking battalion based in his constituency.
# GE11
Should Leaving Cert Irish be dropped, or just reformed?
While all parties want Irish teaching reformed, Fine Gael wants it dropped as a mandatory Leaving Cert subject. Is it right?
# GE11
Parties fire shots over Irish language plans
Sinn Féin launches its Irish plan outside Fine Gael HQ – but the election frontrunners label the move an ‘empty stunt’.
# debates
Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy
A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.
DUP websites hacked by Irish language prankster
The main website of the Democratic Unionist Party – and the websites of two of its leaders – are hacked and taken offline.
# TV
TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals
The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.
TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals
The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.
# Not Cricket
Spectator columnist not bowled over by Galway cricket club policy
Pronounces Irish language rule a load of ‘liathróidí.’