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#Irish language

# 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.

# irish-language - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 wonderful things we’d miss in a world without Irish Is Mise Bart Simpson

13 wonderful things we’d miss in a world without Irish

Because we all know Bart Simpson really sounds like a 60-year-old man.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Thursday 16 January, 2014

NI Assembly criticised for ‘hostile climate’ towards the Irish language

The report from the Council of Europe also looked at the minority languages in use in the UK like Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.

# irish-language - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

School without a premises – with seven months left until opening day

The Department of Education says it is searching for a site for the school, which is due to open in September.

# irish-language - Monday 23 December, 2013

Additional €85,000 to cover Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe renovation costs

The theatre closed in 2007 for renovation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage.

# irish-language - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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.

# irish-language - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Drop Irish or go full native – it’s time to decide

The Irish language is either a waste of scarce public money, or it is a national treasure that we must make it our mission to revive into daily use. Either way, it’s time to get off the fence.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge “Selfie” has been added to the Irish language dictionary Féinphic

“Selfie” has been added to the Irish language dictionary

“Féinphic Sunday” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - 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.

# irish-language - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn? Have You Drink Taken

What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?

An leatsa an gluaisteán seo?

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