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#Irish language

# 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?

# irish-language - Monday 16 January, 2017

Why has the Irish language been removed as a requirement for NUIG's President?

The Students’ Union president says he’s concerned about the decision the move will have for Leaving Cert students.

# irish-language - Monday 26 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge How the Irish language lives on Snapchat: 5 Gaeilgeoirí leading the way Buzzáil

How the Irish language lives on Snapchat: 5 Gaeilgeoirí leading the way

“People really respect the language of Irish and they want to see it grow and flourish.”

# irish-language - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Can You Get 100% In This Bouli Lyrics Quiz? Bouli Bouli

Can You Get 100% In This Bouli Lyrics Quiz?

FEAR SNEACHTA BÁN…

# irish-language - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 reasons why TG4 is actually the best channel on Irish television Suil Eile

11 reasons why TG4 is actually the best channel on Irish television

Cláir teilifíse den scoth.

# irish-language - Saturday 22 October, 2016

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

# irish-language - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"We spend mind-boggling amounts of public money on the Irish language. Cén fáth?" Opinion This post contains a poll

"We spend mind-boggling amounts of public money on the Irish language. Cén fáth?"

All-Gaeilge road signs in tourist areas; a fortune spent on translations for legislation drafted in English – Eoin Butler on why we need to talk about Irish.

# irish-language - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 times Twitter perfectly sum up the Irish language As Gaeilge

10 times Twitter perfectly sum up the Irish language

So many vowels…

# irish-language - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 19 ways to say 'drunk' as Gaeilge Caoch Ar Meisce

19 ways to say 'drunk' as Gaeilge

Teach tábhairne, anyone?

# irish-language - Monday 25 April, 2016

Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school

More and more students are getting exemptions.

# irish-language - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge A bunch of students have created the 'world's first' porn magazine as Gaeilge What The Fliuch

A bunch of students have created the 'world's first' porn magazine as Gaeilge

And I thought to myself, what the Fliuch?

# irish-language - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good Hiopstar

9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good

Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!

# irish-language - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words The Irish For

An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words

Let’s celebrate turscar, léasar and craic!

# irish-language - Friday 4 March, 2016

This is what happens when you ask people to sing in Irish at 4am Craic Agus Ceol This post contains videos

This is what happens when you ask people to sing in Irish at 4am

Props to the ladies belting out Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile while doing the Macarena.

# irish-language - Friday 4 December, 2015

Poll: Should new housing estates be earmarked for Irish speakers? Poll This post contains a poll

# irish-language - Monday 2 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 times the Irish words for things were truly delightful Gaschaint

12 times the Irish words for things were truly delightful

The seapáinis. Great bunch of lads.

# irish-language - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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