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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 20 October, 2014


# gaeilge - Monday 13 October, 2014

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister

But he doesn’t “take it personally.”

# gaeilge - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge An Post: No, we don’t scribble out addresses written as Gaeilge Honours Irish

An Post: No, we don’t scribble out addresses written as Gaeilge

Feidhlim Seoige’s photo of an envelope with a crossed-out address was widely shared on Twitter.

# gaeilge - Monday 15 September, 2014

# gaeilge - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fiddles at the ready: The world’s biggest trad music session kicks-off in Sligo today

President Higgins will be on hand to open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Opinion: The new Gaeltacht Minister has hit the ground running – despite not being fluent

Joe McHugh has vowed to “fully immerse” himself in the language and tweet his progress. It’s an approach many politicians could learn from.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

70-year-old Irish language board closes

Six jobs will be lost as Comhdáil Náisiunta winds up.

# gaeilge - Monday 9 June, 2014

The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year

First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.

# gaeilge - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht An Dtuigeann Tu?

11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht

Fadó fadó Éirinn, roimh theacht don nua-aois…

# gaeilge - Monday 19 May, 2014

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?

Placenames translator have added interactive maps to its website

# 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 14 November, 2013

7 of the world’s most interesting handshakes

From Nixon and Presley to Hitler and Chamberlain right back to Arnold Schwarzenegger, these handshakes deserve to go down in history.

# 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 This post contains videos

# 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.

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