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#Language

# language - Monday 25 June, 2018

Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English

Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps people understand it the first time they read or hear it.

# language - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

# language - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Dublin could be getting a 'flagship' Irish language hub for speakers to meet and speak

It’s part of an investment plan for the language.

# language - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Craig Gilroy apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding

Ulster Rugby and the IRFU said Gilroy is subject to an internal review and is not available for selection.

# 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.

# 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.

# language - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

# language - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

# language - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

# language - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# language - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

# 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.

# language - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament Watch Your Language This post contains a poll

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament

The word appeared in legislation on women and their role in rural areas which was supported by two Fine Gael MEPs.

# language - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out

The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.

# 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.

# language - Friday 25 November, 2016

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo

It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.

# language - Monday 14 November, 2016

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

A new questionnaire is being posed by the National Transport Authority as part of its review of how drivers should be licensed to work in the industry.

# language - Sunday 28 August, 2016

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

# language - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match The Irish For

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

# language - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 17 times Irish people proved Gaeilge is the funniest language Gas Craic

# language - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Gerry Adams: “I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep."

The Sinn Féin leader has again defended his comparison of Irish nationalists with African-American slaves.

# language - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 phrases that make no sense outside of Cork Langer

13 phrases that make no sense outside of Cork

It’s a great auld country.

# language - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match Mblíp Mblíp

8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.

# language - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'Abortion on demand' phrase pushes idea women will get abortions as easy as choosing a Netflix movie

The term is left hanging in the background of debate, casting a vague and supposedly scary shadow over the future, writes Dr Robert Grant.

# language - Saturday 5 March, 2016

My little girl was fixated at dropping the F-bomb. Here's how I got her to stop

Sadhbh Devlin says she tried to get her little girl to stop cursing, but nothing was working, so she had to let her say it.

# language - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Failure to translate legislation after 11 years could see criminal cases dismissed

The government has been given until 21 March to translate an almost 12-year-old act into Irish.

# language - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Good Is Your Vocabulary? Pop Quiz

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

# language - Friday 22 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge The UK's immigration service just made an extremely unfortunate typo Langauge

# language - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?

# language - Monday 21 September, 2015

Judge rules failed breathalyser test void as results were provided in English only

The failed test “is not evidence at all and cannot be admitted,” said Judge Seamus Noonan.

# language - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

# language - Friday 28 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge Is it ever OK to say the word c**t? I Swear This post contains a poll

Is it ever OK to say the word c**t?

The most controversial of all the swear words.

# language - Thursday 27 August, 2015

# language - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life Bad Language

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

# language - Monday 22 June, 2015

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism Straight Talking This post contains videos

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism

The US President was speaking on a comedian’s podcast.

# language - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's why the Internet of Things is going to change everything you do

And chances are you already own something which has said capabilities.

# language - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

# language - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish

Donegal and Laois county councils were the only bodies fully compliant.

# language - Monday 6 April, 2015

Do we care enough about Irish to keep it alive?

I have next to no Irish and I’m embarrassed by that… yet I don’t think I’ll ever learn.

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