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# english - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
# Language
From The42
# Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 65,499 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

# english - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?
# English
# English

Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?

Apr 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 43,948 Views 21 Comments

Read the paper, read the paper, read the paper.

# english - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years
# Human Error
# Human Error

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years

Sep 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 153,171 Views 100 Comments

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

# english - Monday 25 June, 2018

Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English
# Break It Down
# Break It Down

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

Jun 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,016 Views 34 Comments

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

# english - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'
# Tu Hablas Ingles
# Tu Hablas Ingles

Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'

May 22nd 2018, 3:28 PM 12,215 Views 76 Comments

“Any such change would be driven by a strategy to better integrate our newest citizens.”

# english - Thursday 26 April, 2018

French ambassador to EU walks out of meeting in protest at use of English language
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

French ambassador to EU walks out of meeting in protest at use of English language

Apr 26th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,602 Views 53 Comments

Philippe Leglise-Costa left the talks on Wednesday to show his dissatisfaction with the “linguistic regime”.

# english - Thursday 18 January, 2018

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?
# The Battle Of Brexit
# The Battle Of Brexit

France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling?

Jan 18th 2018, 11:31 AM 11,032 Views 38 Comments

Historians and political commentators can’t agree on whether this is a gesture of goodwill, or a “wonderful joke”.

# english - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You?
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You?

Jan 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 9,152 Views 2 Comments

Are you as sad as Sylvia Plath or as desperate as Yeats? Find out.

# english - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam
# Tempus Fugit
# Tempus Fugit

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 15,964 Views 12 Comments

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# english - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
# Here's Hoping
# Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Oct 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 30,885 Views 9 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

# english - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

English aristocrat who posted bounty on Facebook for someone to kill Remain campaigner faces jail
# Brexit
# Brexit

English aristocrat who posted bounty on Facebook for someone to kill Remain campaigner faces jail

Jul 12th 2017, 7:49 AM 19,392 Views 0 Comments

Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, made the threat in November.

# english - Saturday 10 June, 2017

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week
# Never Too Old
# Never Too Old

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week

Jun 10th 2017, 8:15 AM 24,429 Views 71 Comments

Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.

# english - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
# Discuss
# Discuss

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,838 Views 32 Comments

Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?

# english - Monday 20 March, 2017

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Mar 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,010 Views 40 Comments

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

# english - Monday 14 November, 2016

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question
# Taxi-ing Questions
# Taxi-ing Questions

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

Nov 14th 2016, 8:53 AM 20,593 Views 67 Comments

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.

# english - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,468 Views 0 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

# english - Friday 30 September, 2016

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam
# ASTI
# ASTI

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Sep 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 18,340 Views 45 Comments

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

# english - Sunday 28 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,433 Views 10 Comments

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

# english - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille
# Hooligans
# Hooligans

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille

Jun 15th 2016, 8:08 PM 48,543 Views 118 Comments

Thousands of English fans have gathered in Lille ahead of their match in the nearby city of Lens tomorrow.

# english - Sunday 5 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 11,866 Views 2 Comments

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

# english - Sunday 24 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 11,956 Views 0 Comments

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

# english - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Feb 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,645 Views 5 Comments

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

# english - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?
# Wicked Tongues
# Wicked Tongues

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

Oct 24th 2015, 8:15 AM 31,071 Views 49 Comments

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

# english - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole
# In Irish Please
# In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:39 PM 18,633 Views 35 Comments

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# english - Saturday 29 August, 2015

10 common mispronunciations that are guaranteed to drive you up the wall
# Chicargo
From The Daily Edge
# Chicargo

10 common mispronunciations that are guaranteed to drive you up the wall

Aug 29th 2015, 10:40 AM 11,579 Views 15 Comments

Just leave us here to cry.

# english - Monday 20 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 20th 2015, 4:00 PM 8,807 Views 3 Comments

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

# english - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days... or so they say
# Nonsense
# Nonsense

If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days... or so they say

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 20,601 Views 11 Comments

Met Eireann is predicting dry weather in most of the country today.

# english - Monday 13 July, 2015

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

Jul 13th 2015, 12:38 PM 43,187 Views 34 Comments

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

# english - Friday 5 June, 2015

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers
# Brenda And The Wasp
From The Daily Edge
# Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

Jun 5th 2015, 11:12 AM 21,261 Views 3 Comments

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# english - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up
# Day One
# Day One

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up

Jun 3rd 2015, 9:47 PM 30,555 Views 29 Comments

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn't handle it
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn't handle it

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:03 PM 9,260 Views 5 Comments

His contribution was fairly gas.

# english - Sunday 31 May, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?
# Flies To Wanton Boys
# Flies To Wanton Boys

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

May 31st 2015, 7:00 PM 19,567 Views 67 Comments

The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?

# english - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 19th 2015, 8:03 AM 179 Views 33 Comments

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

# english - Saturday 11 April, 2015

7 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match
# As Gaeilge
From The Daily Edge
# As Gaeilge

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

Apr 11th 2015, 1:00 PM 30,016 Views 3 Comments

A tense silence? “The slumber of the sneaky pig.”

# english - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh
# Grainy
From The Daily Edge
# Grainy

Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh

Apr 7th 2015, 7:32 AM 3,866 Views 1 Comment

Basically, no one outside of Ireland knows how to say our names.

# english - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

Mar 4th 2015, 9:23 AM 21,935 Views 109 Comments

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English
# Do You Speak It?
# Do You Speak It?

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

Mar 4th 2015, 8:55 AM 33,672 Views 80 Comments

The policy included rest breaks.

# english - Friday 30 January, 2015

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
# Irish School Books
From The Daily Edge
# Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Jan 30th 2015, 10:33 AM 8,738 Views 4 Comments

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

# english - Monday 15 December, 2014

Skype's newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

Skype's newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

Dec 15th 2014, 6:52 PM 6,279 Views 25 Comments

As well as supporting two spoken languages, Skype Translator Preview also supports more than 40 languages on its instant messaging service.

# english - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'
# Independence
# Independence

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'

Sep 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 28 Views 36 Comments

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

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