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# National Anthem

Last year
# Old Firm
Uefa clears Rangers over anthem but Celtic face action due to banner
European football’s governing body had issued instructions for God Save the King not to be sung before matches.
All time
# Hope
889 days later, Colin Kaepernick still waiting on NFL return
The former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback tweeted a video of himself working out.
# National Anthem
Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school?
Leo Varadkar has said he believes it should be compulsory learning in primary school.
# sinne fianna fail
Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach
There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.
# The Soldier's Song
For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem
Some people even wrote their own.
# National Anthem
Deaf people to protest at RTÉ over coverage of All-Ireland final and Pope's visit
RTÉ said that they were engaged in an active dialogue with the Irish Deaf Society.
# irish sign language
Sign language version of Amhrán na bhFiann to be performed at today's All-Ireland hurling final
The performance will take place in tandem with the Artane Band.
# National Anthem
'Way to go Jerry': Trump applauds Cowboys owner's national anthem stance for NFL games
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has support from president Donald Trump in his stance over standing for the national anthem.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem
The new version of the anthem was performed by a Deaf choir accompanied by an army band piper in Leinster House yesterday.
# seanad report
Irish schoolkids should have 'national anthem celebration' on eve of St Patrick's Day
A new report on the future of the national anthem was launched today.
# National Anthem
Poll: Should it be mandatory for the national anthem to be taught in school?
A new report is due before the Seanad this afternoon.
# National Anthem
Irish FA turn down Cliftonville request and God Save The Queen will be played before tomorrow's cup final
Cliftonville face Coleraine in tomorrow’s decider.
# Leaked
New report details how NFL owners and players bickered over Trump, Colin Kaepernick
According to the Times, several owners expressed concern about the US President’s attacks on the league.
# Fergie
Fergie has apologised for her rendition of the national anthem that left celebrity audience members laughing
“I love this country and honestly I tried my best.”
# Pink
People are praising Pink for getting through her Superbowl performance with the flu
Josh Groban said the performance was “goals”
# a soldier's song
How should we protect our national anthem? Seanad to hear ideas from teachers, soldiers and students
New legislation could see people punished for misusing it.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
'We were surprised': Calls to remove words 'Fianna Fáil' from national anthem in public consultation
Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daily said that there were a “number of submissions” asking for this.
# Respect
Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping
Tonight could potentially be the Italy legend’s last game for his country.
Opinion: 'Our indifference to our flag and anthem is actually healthy'
Placing legislative restrictions on how our anthem is used would be an unnecessary limitation on our freedom of expression, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Plan
Roger Goodell letter to teams and players says NFL has a plan to end anthem protests
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has obtained a letter sent to all 32 sides.
# Vice President
Donald Trump says he told Mike Pence to leave stadium if players kneeled
Players have accused Vice President Mike Pence of creating a PR stunt.
# taking the knee
Vice President Mike Pence walks out of NFL game after players kneel for anthem
Pence said: ” I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the flag and our national anthem.”
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input
What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?
# Arizona
Dallas Cowboys become latest team to take a knee in opposition to Trump
The team’s players knelt before the national anthem last night, before standing and locking arms with owner Jerry Jones during the song itself.
# Freedom of Speech
In China, parodying the national anthem could now put you in jail for 15 days
Under the new law, the song can no longer be used as background music in public places.
China to introduce tough measures to ensure national anthem is sung at the right tempo
There are already laws in place to ban it being sung at parties, weddings and funerals.
# Supreme Court
Around 20 Indian cinema-goers arrested for failing to stand for national anthem
In October, a wheelchair-user was assaulted in a Mumbai cinema for failing to stand for the anthem.
# issue
NFL anthem protests and 11 September to collide
On Thursday night, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall refused to stand while the American anthem played.
# Protest
One of America's biggest female stars has joined Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest
“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties,” said Megan Rapinoe.
# National Anthem
Should the Irish State hold the copyright to Amhrán na bhFiann? Fianna Fáil thinks it should
What do you think?
# soldiers are we
The national anthem sung in English? Rebellion's writers were absolutely right about that
The Irish language version didn’t come until a few years later.
# remixes
Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem
Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.
# Changing tune
Northern Ireland may be 'duty bound' to drop God Save the Queen, says IFA chief
If England adopt a new anthem for their sports teams, Northern Ireland may also have to do so.
# hiccuping matilda
A kid got hiccups during the Aussie national anthem last night, and became an instant hero
He bravely battled on.
# hiccuping matilda
A kid got hiccups during the Aussie national anthem, and became everyone's new hero
# Your Say
Poll: Should we change the lyrics to the national anthem?
Should we make Amhrán na bhFiann a little less “war-like” do you think?
# Amhrán na bhFiann
Should Republic of Ireland players have to sing the national anthem?
Have your say.
# la marseillaise
Perhaps the world's greatest national anthem, sung for the victims of the Paris attacks
It’s the first time the national anthem has been sung in parliament since 1918.
# time for change?
Sinead O'Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem
It’s to the tune of Amhrán Na Bhfiann but the lyrics have been changed.
# Amhrán na bhFiann
How Well Do You Know Amhrán na bhFiann?
Take the quiz and find out.