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#Irish language

# irish-language - Monday 16 November, 2020

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

# irish-language - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

# irish-language - Friday 17 April, 2020

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled

Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.

# irish-language - Monday 30 December, 2019

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

# irish-language - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

# irish-language - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board

Coláiste Lú pupils have already staged a walkout as part of an ongoing row over Irish language teaching.

# irish-language - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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

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

# irish-language - Monday 12 August, 2019

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools

The changes will take effect from September.

# irish-language - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# irish-language - Friday 12 April, 2019

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.

# irish-language - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

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

# irish-language - Sunday 4 November, 2018

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

# 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

12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017

Ar fheabhas.

# 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.

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