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#Irish language

# irish-language - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge This sketch encapsulates every single ‘gritty’ TG4 drama ever Gaeilge Abu

# irish-language - Friday 6 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 Irish words that don’t exist in English Liudraman

7 Irish words that don’t exist in English

Bit of plámás, be grand.

# irish-language - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# irish-language - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

This MEP is going to speak only ‘as Gaeilge’ in Brussels for a week

Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada will speak only in Irish in protest at the treatment of the language in EU institutions.

# irish-language - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The YouTube porn hidden behind the Irish language is now gone

The search results for ‘scannán’ or ‘scannáin’ are now markedly more tame.

From The Daily Edge Porn hunters are ending up at this thoroughly un-titillating Irish film website An-gneasach

Porn hunters are ending up at this thoroughly un-titillating Irish film website

The editor of Scannain.com says he hopes the new visitors “aren’t too disappointed” with what they find.

# irish-language - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

“10% of all civil servants should be proficient in the Irish Language”

According to a report by a culture and Gaeltacht committee anyway…

# irish-language - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Did you know there are 100 ways to say ‘How are you?’ as Gaeilge? Conas Atá Tú

Did you know there are 100 ways to say ‘How are you?’ as Gaeilge?

‘Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?’ is but one of MANY.

# irish-language - Monday 8 December, 2014

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told Briseadh Na Rialacha This post contains a poll

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# irish-language - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Offended by ‘curry my yoghurt’? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a ‘humour bypass’ LOL JUST KIDDING This post contains videos

Offended by ‘curry my yoghurt’? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a ‘humour bypass’

The DUP politician said he does not regret the comments and will not apologise.

# irish-language - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch this guy lie on US TV about the meaning of ‘An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas?’ Chancer

# irish-language - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP receives death threat

Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”

# irish-language - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP says he would treat Irish Language Act ‘like toilet paper’

Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.

# irish-language - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Now the ‘curry my yoghurt’ MP has been barred from speaking in Stormont…

… but only for today, and he wasn’t there.

# irish-language - Monday 3 November, 2014

‘Curry my yoghurt’: This DUP politician poked fun at the Irish language today

There was anger at Gregory Campbell’s comments in the Northern Assembly.

# irish-language - Monday 20 October, 2014

Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan Off Track This post contains a poll

Cad é an Ghaeilge ar u-turn? Government to review bilingual signage plan

The pilot scheme aimed to have Irish and English the same size on road signs.

# irish-language - 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.”

# irish-language - Monday 15 September, 2014

# irish-language - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all’

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Why are some foreigners being “ridiculed” for learning Irish?

Students at Conradh na Gaeilge told one documentary maker about the attitudes their Irish friends had towards them learning the language.

# irish-language - 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.

Here’s how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as Gaeilge

Dúirt Joe McHugh nach bhuil sé muiníneach sa teanga go fóill.

# irish-language - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

70-year-old Irish language board closes

Six jobs will be lost as Comhdáil Náisiunta winds up.

# irish-language - Monday 7 July, 2014

Video: Error-laden pidgin or creative creole? The Irish of the Gaelscoil

Is the mixture of Irish vocabulary and English grammar spoken by students in immersion courses simply incorrect language… or a linguistic gem?

# irish-language - 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…

# irish-language - Monday 19 May, 2014

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?

Placenames translator Logainm.ie have added interactive maps to its website

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# irish-language - Friday 4 April, 2014

Office of the Ombudsman and Language Commissioner will not be merged

Conradh na Gaeilge said they will be lobbying for state services to be provided both in English and Irish.

# irish-language - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

# irish-language - Friday 28 March, 2014

The British Monarchy has spoken in Irish

On Twitter, but still.

# irish-language - Monday 24 March, 2014

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 things we all did on St Patrick’s Day as kids Sponsored By TG4

8 things we all did on St Patrick’s Day as kids

Anyone for a bit of face paint? Ah, go on.

# irish-language - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Suicide, the Irish language and Rehab

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# irish-language - 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.)

# irish-language - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Taxi driver suspended for throwing Irish speakers out of his car

The passengers said they were told “when you’re in Britain it’s English that’s spoken”.

# irish-language - 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.

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