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# language - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'It's the army, not kindergarten': RTÉ's Recruits doc got quite a reaction on Twitter last night
# SIR YES SIR
# SIR YES SIR

'It's the army, not kindergarten': RTÉ's Recruits doc got quite a reaction on Twitter last night

Sep 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 60,514 Views 148 Comments

The new RTÉ documentary showed behind the scenes footage of Irish recruits being put through their paces. What did you make of it?

# language - Friday 28 August, 2015

Is it ever OK to say the word c**t?
# I Swear
From The Daily Edge
# I Swear

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

Aug 28th 2015, 11:17 AM 31,807 Views 22 Comments

The most controversial of all the swear words.

# language - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries
# The Language Of Shakespeare
# The Language Of Shakespeare

'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries

Aug 27th 2015, 8:41 PM 15,742 Views 50 Comments

It’s official…

# language - 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 8,820 Views 3 Comments

@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
# Straight Talking

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism

Jun 22nd 2015, 3:48 PM 20,932 Views 50 Comments

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
# Get Smart
# Get Smart

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

Jun 21st 2015, 8:30 PM 31,700 Views 45 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 19th 2015, 8:03 AM 214 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.

# language - Thursday 14 May, 2015

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

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

May 14th 2015, 8:29 AM 12,359 Views 66 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Do we care enough about Irish to keep it alive?

Apr 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 1,615 Views 137 Comments

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

# language - Friday 6 March, 2015

Hiberno-English is part of what makes us Irish – so let's celebrate it!
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hiberno-English is part of what makes us Irish – so let's celebrate it!

Mar 6th 2015, 5:33 PM 1,295 Views 95 Comments

As Ireland becomes more multicultural, let’s not abandon such linguistic gems as ‘hot press’ and ‘yoke’.

# language - 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 22,078 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 33,777 Views 80 Comments

The policy included rest breaks.

# language - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why SHOULD Irish get full EU support? Not enough of us speak it.

Feb 22nd 2015, 11:00 AM 357 Views 220 Comments

Translating documents is a waste of time and money considering the amount of people who choose to actually work through Irish.

# language - Sunday 25 January, 2015

14 words and phrases that have a totally different meaning in Dublin
# The Fair City
From The Daily Edge
# The Fair City

14 words and phrases that have a totally different meaning in Dublin

Jan 25th 2015, 9:30 AM 119,818 Views 121 Comments

Excuse me, what does that mean? “Ask me bollix.”

# language - Friday 16 January, 2015

You need to hear this Swedish city's very strange word for 'yes'
# Ssshuu
From The Daily Edge
# Ssshuu

You need to hear this Swedish city's very strange word for 'yes'

Jan 16th 2015, 2:41 PM 3,989 Views 2 Comments

It makes no sense. You’ll love it.

# language - Thursday 15 January, 2015

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again
# Way With Words
From The Daily Edge
# Way With Words

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again

Jan 15th 2015, 1:15 PM 29,376 Views 84 Comments

Word Warriors want you to forget about ‘selfies’ and ‘bae’.

# language - Monday 29 December, 2014

Did you know there are 100 ways to say 'How are you?' as Gaeilge?
# Conas Atá Tú
From The Daily Edge
# Conas Atá Tú

Did you know there are 100 ways to say 'How are you?' as Gaeilge?

Dec 29th 2014, 3:00 PM 7,441 Views 5 Comments

‘Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?’ is but one of MANY.

# language - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told
# Briseadh Na Rialacha
# Briseadh Na Rialacha

'Irish language for third-level entry shouldn't be a rule', universities told

Dec 8th 2014, 4:53 PM 14,174 Views 115 Comments

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# language - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Offended by 'curry my yoghurt'? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a 'humour bypass'
# LOL JUST KIDDING
# LOL JUST KIDDING

Offended by 'curry my yoghurt'? Gregory Campbell thinks you need a 'humour bypass'

Nov 27th 2014, 4:15 PM 23,827 Views 105 Comments

The DUP politician said he does not regret the comments and will not apologise.

# language - Friday 10 October, 2014

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister
# Tuarisc
# Tuarisc

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister

Oct 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,907 Views 20 Comments

Cathal Goan made the comments as he launched a new online Irish news site.

# language - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
# Abusive Relationship
# Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 488 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# language - Monday 22 September, 2014

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy

Sep 22nd 2014, 1:02 PM 10,662 Views 25 Comments

On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.

# language - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Column: How does colour affect our way of seeing the world?
# Language
# Language

Column: How does colour affect our way of seeing the world?

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 70 Views 8 Comments

Language affects worldview in minuscule ways, as a study of colour perception has shown.

# language - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'

Sep 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 2,900 Views 56 Comments

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

# language - Monday 4 August, 2014

Column: How social media is changing language
# Language
# Language

Column: How social media is changing language

Aug 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 1,727 Views 27 Comments

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

# language - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Opinion: Does learning a second language lead to a new identity?
# Language
# Language

Opinion: Does learning a second language lead to a new identity?

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:30 AM 780 Views 21 Comments

Speakers can feel liberated by the ‘voice’ they discover in a new language.

# language - Monday 21 July, 2014

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?
# Bonjour
# Bonjour

Did you know the Oireachtas offers Irish and French classes?

Jul 21st 2014, 3:15 PM 8,236 Views 19 Comments

They do. And it cost nearly €18,000 last year.

# language - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Why are some foreigners being "ridiculed" for learning Irish?
# Foreign Teanga
# Foreign Teanga

Why are some foreigners being "ridiculed" for learning Irish?

Jul 20th 2014, 8:30 PM 27,851 Views 106 Comments

Students at Conradh na Gaeilge told one documentary maker about the attitudes their Irish friends had towards them learning the language.

# language - Friday 18 July, 2014

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish
# Teanga
# Teanga

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish

Jul 18th 2014, 3:13 PM 6,981 Views 55 Comments

Dúirt an tAire McHugh: “Léiríonn mó chás-sa an saol mar atá sé do go leor de mhuintir na tíre seo.”

# language - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined
# Signing
# Signing

Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined

Jul 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 676 Views 22 Comments

Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.

# language - Monday 7 July, 2014

Video: Error-laden pidgin or creative creole? The Irish of the Gaelscoil
# Irish
# Irish

Video: Error-laden pidgin or creative creole? The Irish of the Gaelscoil

Jul 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 608 Views 26 Comments

Is the mixture of Irish vocabulary and English grammar spoken by students in immersion courses simply incorrect language… or a linguistic gem?

# language - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The deepening relationship between Ireland and China
# China
# China

Opinion: The deepening relationship between Ireland and China

Jun 17th 2014, 1:20 PM 696 Views 32 Comments

Even by the standards of the last four decades, China is now in a period of great change – and its continuing rise offers new opportunities for Ireland.

# language - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details
# English
# English

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details

Jun 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 49 Views 22 Comments

Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?

# language - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom
# Brain Food
# Brain Food

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom

Jun 11th 2014, 1:00 PM 2,981 Views 64 Comments

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

# language - Saturday 7 June, 2014

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name
# Say What?
From The Daily Edge
# Say What?

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

Jun 7th 2014, 9:30 AM 36,479 Views 50 Comments

And you hadn’t the clue, the entire damn time.

# language - Monday 19 May, 2014

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?
# As Ghaeilge
# As Ghaeilge

How many Ballyduffs are there? What about Ballymurphys?

May 19th 2014, 2:15 PM 12,266 Views 26 Comments

Placenames translator Logainm.ie have added interactive maps to its website

# language - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
# Irish Slang
# Irish Slang

Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late

May 7th 2014, 4:23 PM 36,084 Views 104 Comments

The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.

# language - Sunday 13 April, 2014

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know
# Top Of The Class
From The Daily Edge
# Top Of The Class

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know

Apr 13th 2014, 9:30 AM 70,500 Views 119 Comments

Grammar is fun! Well, not really. But it helps.

# language - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish
# Language
# Language

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Apr 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 1,518 Views 156 Comments

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

# language - Monday 31 March, 2014

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Mar 31st 2014, 10:22 AM 10,466 Views 83 Comments

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.