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#Irish language

# irish-language - Saturday 13 October, 2018

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

# irish-language - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From The42 'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans Cúpla Focail This post contains videos

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans

The Dagestani fighter attempted to rile travelling supporters during the UFC 229 workouts.

# irish-language - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

# irish-language - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue'

The best news story as regards the language, though, is the emergence of what I see as a new movement, writes Róisín O’Hara.

# irish-language - Monday 2 April, 2018

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# irish-language - Monday 19 March, 2018

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

# irish-language - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'

I don’t want us to wake up in 20 years all sounding like we’re living in some middle-class suburb of Dublin, writes Michael Fortune.

# irish-language - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

# irish-language - Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

# irish-language - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'

Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.

# irish-language - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish

The man cancelled his membership.

# irish-language - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?

Hold the grudges and pet hates to yourself: Irish is a necessary building block for the economy and culture we need in the future, writes Dermot McNally.

# irish-language - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge 12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017 Creeping

# irish-language - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

# irish-language - Friday 24 November, 2017

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

# irish-language - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

# irish-language - Friday 3 November, 2017

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?

Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.

# irish-language - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

# irish-language - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge 23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge Prátaí

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

# irish-language - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

# irish-language - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory

Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.

# irish-language - Monday 4 September, 2017

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

# irish-language - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

# irish-language - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish?

An bhfuil Gaeilge acu?

'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs

Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.

# irish-language - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'

Darach Ó Séaghdha, who runs the successful Twitter account “The Irish for”, is publishing a book on why Irish may not be dead just yet.

# irish-language - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.

# irish-language - Friday 12 May, 2017

'Same old problem': Minister clarifies comments on filling Irish-speaking CEO job

Seán Kyne had told RTÉ that there was difficulties filling a CEO role because of a lack of Irish with the Public Appointments Service – he later had to clarify his remarks.

# irish-language - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.

# irish-language - Monday 24 April, 2017

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

# irish-language - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

# irish-language - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Column: Debunking the most common 'alternative facts' about the Irish language

There is no reason Ireland couldn’t be wealthy and successful if more of us spoke Irish, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# irish-language - Saturday 18 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge The Irish For

7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge

ár nAthair v an nathair

# irish-language - Thursday 16 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight Scúps

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

# irish-language - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge 13 essential phrases you need as Gaeilge to get through 2017 Oooirish

13 essential phrases you need as Gaeilge to get through 2017

All you need to get through the year.

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

# irish-language - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Column: 'We speak Irish, but we’re pretty normal. We’re not Nazis. We’re not leprechauns'

The Irish language is part of me and it’s something that’s worth keeping, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

# irish-language - Sunday 12 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?

DUP leader Arlene Foster raised some eyebrows with her claim during the week. Is it true?

# irish-language - Saturday 4 February, 2017

The case for ending state support of Irish language is littered with dubious 'facts'

For starters, we don’t spend €1.2 billion in preserving An Ghaeilge each year, says Caoimhín De Barra.

# irish-language - Saturday 28 January, 2017

FactCheck: Did the DUP really never commit to an Irish Language Act?

FactCheck: Did the DUP really never commit to an Irish Language Act?

Edwin Poots raised some eyebrows when he refused to accept his party had agreed to an Irish Language Act at St Andrews. So is he right?

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