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Gaeilge

# gaeilge - Saturday 12 April, 2014

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.

# gaeilge - Friday 28 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge The internet has some excellent Irish language advice for tourists PS I Love You

# gaeilge - Monday 24 March, 2014

# gaeilge - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Can you speak Irish? Want to help the world learn?

Duolingo wants to build an Irish database and you could help.

# gaeilge - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge Focail Dána

Here’s a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge

Just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. (Language is quite NSFW.)

# gaeilge - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Poll: Is enough being done to support Irish language speakers? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# gaeilge - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh delivered the biggest TMI you’ll read today Tmi Tmi Tmi

# gaeilge - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Ó Cuirreáin has formally stepped down as Irish Language Commissioner

RTÉ journalist Rónán Ó Domhnaill will take on the role from tomorrow.

# gaeilge - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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.

# gaeilge - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Thousands attend protest calling for increased support of Irish language

As many as 5,000 are attending the protest outside Leinster House this afternoon.

# gaeilge - Friday 14 February, 2014

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.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

An RTÉ journalist has been chosen as Language Commissioner after 21 applied

An Coimisinéir Teanga acts as ombudsman service to monitor the compliance of state services in the Irish language.

1,000+ for demo over Government ‘lack of support’ for Irish language

The event is part of a “strong campaign” for the Irish language taking place this year.

# gaeilge - Saturday 1 February, 2014

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.

# gaeilge - Monday 16 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Fairytale of New York, now with added Gaeilge NYPD Choir

Fairytale of New York, now with added Gaeilge

‘S na cloig ag bualadh leo, Lá breith Mac Dé!

# gaeilge - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Can you use your Leaving Cert Irish to pick up girls? Do Uimhir

Can you use your Leaving Cert Irish to pick up girls?

I like your chicken roll…

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.

# gaeilge - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we do more to promote the Irish language?

One commentator has suggested we either go full Irish or drop the language altogether. Do you think we should do more to encourage use of Gaeilge?

# gaeilge - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Language Commissioner quits, tells TDs Irish is being marginalised

Seán Ó’Cuirreáin was appointed to the role to monitor how public bodies were increasing the quantity of services provided through Irish.

Language Commissioner faces questions over ‘backwards’ year for Irish language

Seán Ó Cuirreáin will meet with the Public Service Oversight and Petitions later today to discuss his Office’s annual report.

# gaeilge - Thursday 28 November, 2013

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.

# gaeilge - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Abolition of points system means there won’t be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group

The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.

# gaeilge - Sunday 30 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things we all did in the Gaeltacht Teigh Go Dti An Oifig

8 things we all did in the Gaeltacht

The best three weeks of the summer for any Irish teenager.

# gaeilge - Monday 10 June, 2013

“LÉIGH ANOIS go cúramach, ar do scrúdpháipéar, na treoracha agus na ceisteanna a ghabhann le Cuid A.”

Sorry about the cold sweat that you may now be in, readers – we just wanted you to think of the Leaving Cert students sitting their first Irish paper, including the dreaded aural test, this afternoon. See? There are worse things than the end of a heatwave…

# gaeilge - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

So, a statement for Irish language mag ended up in Macau, China

A letter destined for Belfast ended up in Macau, China. Totally understandable.

# gaeilge - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart Sceitimini áthas

# gaeilge - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

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.

# gaeilge - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers

How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?

# gaeilge - Friday 15 March, 2013

VIDEO: Sixth class pupils in Mayo perform Mama Mia as Gaeilge

Lámhs in the air now everyone…

# gaeilge - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers

The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.

# gaeilge - Friday 1 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge The leave-it-out lady teaches Irish too Education

The leave-it-out lady teaches Irish too

Ah, Fág Amach é.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

From The Score Opinion: Lost in translation – when players’ Irish names are changed in match reports Bearla

Opinion: Lost in translation – when players’ Irish names are changed in match reports

‘It is absolutely 100% about standing up to an attitude that seeks to embarrass Irish language speakers.’

# gaeilge - Saturday 2 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week’s news… skewed Not The News

Here is the week’s news… skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish phrases that could confuses visitors for The Gathering, Clare Daly’s ‘house’ measure, and disoriented man could be member of government…

# gaeilge - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish Gaeilge This post contains images

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

# gaeilge - Saturday 8 December, 2012

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.

# gaeilge - Monday 5 November, 2012

VIDEO: What happens when you speak Irish to strangers?

“An bhfuil fhios agaibh cá bhfuil an Luas?”

# gaeilge - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Three-minute explainer: What’s the story with the Gaeltacht Bill?

Opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil en masse yesterday in protest at government tactics. So what’s the deal?

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