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#English

# english - Today’s News

Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English

Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps people understand it the first time they read or hear it.

# english - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'

“Any such change would be driven by a strategy to better integrate our newest citizens.”

# english - Thursday 26 April, 2018

French ambassador to EU walks out of meeting in protest at use of English language

Philippe Leglise-Costa left the talks on Wednesday to show his dissatisfaction with the “linguistic regime”.

# english - Thursday 18 January, 2018

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?

Historians and political commentators can’t agree on whether this is a gesture of goodwill, or a “wonderful joke”.

# english - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You? Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You?

Are you as sad as Sylvia Plath or as desperate as Yeats? Find out.

# english - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# english - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

# english - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

English aristocrat who posted bounty on Facebook for someone to kill Remain campaigner faces jail

Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, made the threat in November.

# english - Saturday 10 June, 2017

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week

Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.

# english - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert

Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?

# english - Monday 20 March, 2017

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

# english - Monday 14 November, 2016

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

A new questionnaire is being posed by the National Transport Authority as part of its review of how drivers should be licensed to work in the industry.

# english - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

# english - Friday 30 September, 2016

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

# english - Sunday 28 August, 2016

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

# english - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille

Thousands of English fans have gathered in Lille ahead of their match in the nearby city of Lens tomorrow.

# english - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match The Irish For

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

# english - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match Mblíp Mblíp

8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.

# english - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Good Is Your Vocabulary? Pop Quiz

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

# english - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?

# english - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# english - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 common mispronunciations that are guaranteed to drive you up the wall Chicargo

# english - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life Bad Language

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

# english - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days... or so they say

Met Eireann is predicting dry weather in most of the country today.

# english - Monday 13 July, 2015

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

# english - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# english - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up Day One This post contains images

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

From The Daily Edge Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn’t handle it Leaving Cert

Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn’t handle it

His contribution was fairly gas.

# english - Sunday 31 May, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?

# english - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

# english - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match As Gaeilge

7 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

A tense silence? “The slumber of the sneaky pig.”

# english - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh Grainy

Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh

Basically, no one outside of Ireland knows how to say our names.

# english - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

The policy included rest breaks.

# english - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

# english - Monday 15 December, 2014

Skype's newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

Skype's newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

As well as supporting two spoken languages, Skype Translator Preview also supports more than 40 languages on its instant messaging service.

# english - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

# english - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

It’s all about the Maths results.

# english - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details

Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?

# english - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How would you have done in today’s English Paper 2?

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

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