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#Gaeilge

# gaeilge - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge
# Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language

Mar 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,695 Views 58 Comments

On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.

# gaeilge - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?

Mar 6th 2021, 11:00 AM 50,232 Views 175 Comments

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.

# gaeilge - Saturday 13 February, 2021

'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,518 Views 193 Comments

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the Dáíl.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?

Dec 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 30,444 Views 8 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the pandemic has brought along the use of many new phrases and words, and he has one as Gaeilge for 2020.

# gaeilge - Monday 20 April, 2020

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer

Apr 20th 2020, 7:14 PM 27,058 Views 28 Comments

It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.

# gaeilge - Sunday 5 April, 2020

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language
# Narnia
# Narnia

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language

Apr 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 20,419 Views 20 Comments

We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.

# gaeilge - Sunday 29 March, 2020

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
# History
# History

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Mar 29th 2020, 8:30 AM 29,860 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

# gaeilge - Sunday 26 January, 2020

The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple
# HAPPY COUPLE
# HAPPY COUPLE

The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple

Jan 26th 2020, 8:30 AM 24,022 Views 10 Comments

Wedding prayers and toasts can sound so beautiful in Irish, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Sunday 29 December, 2019

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,966 Views 4 Comments

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

# gaeilge - Sunday 1 December, 2019

The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference

Dec 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 23,640 Views 12 Comments

The Royal Bank of Scotland did not mention the meaning as Gaeilge of their online banking app Bó.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó
# Bóshit
# Bóshit

Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó

Nov 27th 2019, 1:14 PM 25,516 Views 54 Comments

Although bó is the Irish word for ‘cow’, RBS makes no reference to this in its lengthy press release called ‘What’s In A Name’.

# gaeilge - Sunday 24 November, 2019

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,021 Views 10 Comments

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# gaeilge - Sunday 17 November, 2019

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?
# The Irish For
# The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

Nov 17th 2019, 8:30 AM 58,479 Views 46 Comments

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Sunday 10 November, 2019

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,820 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Sunday 27 October, 2019

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oct 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,764 Views 9 Comments

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

# gaeilge - Sunday 13 October, 2019

The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,309 Views 16 Comments

Coleen is derived from cailín, the Irish word for a girl, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Sunday 6 October, 2019

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

Oct 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,001 Views 16 Comments

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

# gaeilge - Sunday 29 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,232 Views 8 Comments

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

# gaeilge - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

Sep 12th 2019, 5:27 PM 21,212 Views 29 Comments

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# gaeilge - Sunday 8 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
# Mammy
# Mammy

The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,038 Views 9 Comments

How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?

# gaeilge - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?
# Tuairim
# Tuairim

Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?

Jul 31st 2019, 9:01 AM 61,917 Views 231 Comments

A review of the Leaving Certificate has found mixed views on the subject.

# gaeilge - Sunday 7 July, 2019

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,410 Views 10 Comments

Book series translated from one language to another can lead to complications as the plot thickens, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Sunday 30 June, 2019

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach

Jun 30th 2019, 8:30 AM 31,284 Views 10 Comments

If you’re going to insult someone, do it properly, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# gaeilge - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears
# Trad Festival
# Trad Festival

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears

Jun 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 18,305 Views 7 Comments

The annual event, manned and organised by over 1,000 volunteers, saw up to half a million people attend last year.

# gaeilge - Monday 8 April, 2019

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

Apr 8th 2019, 4:24 PM 23,889 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

# gaeilge - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Report finds RTÉ 'seriously deficient' and in breach of Irish language broadcast obligations
# ár Dteanga
# ár Dteanga

Report finds RTÉ 'seriously deficient' and in breach of Irish language broadcast obligations

Apr 4th 2019, 9:48 AM 13,670 Views 42 Comments

‘It was obvious that a ‘comprehensive range’ was not being provided in Irish,’ the investigation concluded.

# gaeilge - Monday 11 March, 2019

Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?

Mar 11th 2019, 9:20 AM 51,183 Views 143 Comments

A Department of Education report says thousands of students are opting not to sit the exam.

# gaeilge - Sunday 10 March, 2019

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school

Mar 10th 2019, 11:00 AM 9,657 Views 9 Comments

Oisín Ó Doinn was speaking at Lá na Meán Sóisialta as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge festival.

# gaeilge - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
# Dr Victor Bayda
# Dr Victor Bayda

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Feb 21st 2019, 9:19 AM 27,988 Views 46 Comments

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

# gaeilge - Sunday 17 February, 2019

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?

Feb 17th 2019, 8:45 AM 63,939 Views 22 Comments

Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.

# gaeilge - Monday 14 January, 2019

Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?
# ár Dteanga
# ár Dteanga

Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?

Jan 14th 2019, 8:15 AM 53,622 Views 193 Comments

Some parents are seeking to get their child exempt from Irish, but should it be compulsory?

# gaeilge - Friday 4 January, 2019

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Jan 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 30,606 Views 67 Comments

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

# gaeilge - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?

Dec 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 25,733 Views 39 Comments

New Bliain, New You.

# gaeilge - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,171 Views 10 Comments

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

# gaeilge - Sunday 30 September, 2018

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?
# Column
# Column

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Sep 30th 2018, 8:45 AM 37,386 Views 46 Comments

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

# gaeilge - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 16,184 Views 32 Comments

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

# gaeilge - Friday 23 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:28 AM 22,924 Views 50 Comments

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

# gaeilge - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?
# Collapsed Talks
# Collapsed Talks

Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?

Feb 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 66,429 Views 80 Comments

Arlene Foster says that government formation talks have stalled because of the Irish language issue.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish
# In English Please
# In English Please

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

Jan 17th 2018, 10:52 PM 70,781 Views 162 Comments

The man cancelled his membership.

# gaeilge - Monday 15 January, 2018

Gaeilgeoirí are calling out negative attitudes to Irish with this funny and thought-provoking hashtag
# Nílsécgl
From The Daily Edge
# Nílsécgl

Gaeilgeoirí are calling out negative attitudes to Irish with this funny and thought-provoking hashtag

Jan 15th 2018, 8:43 PM 9,412 Views 11 Comments

“Can we all just agree that history is a dead subject? It’s not useful, it’s not in the present!”

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