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# it's only words

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What does it take to translate a best-seller into another language?
We asked an award-winning author and his translator what it’s like to translate a best-seller from Spanish to English.
‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil
“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.
The most annoying words in 2011? Yeah, whatever.
The Marist poll in the US fills us in on the most grating conversation, er, fillers. What are your most hated words of 2011?
"The dream of our ancestors and founders" - The Kenny/Obama speech mash-up
Taoiseach’s speech at College Green yesterday evening paid ‘homage’ to Obama’s Chicago rally speech when he won the presidency in 2008.