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Garda College spending €15k to train European cops how to speak English like a police officer
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Garda College spending €15k to train European cops how to speak English like a police officer

Jan 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 23,092 Views 28 Comments

The three-week course will “provide an opportunity for gardaí to work with their European counterparts”.

'The situation is unacceptable': Plans to safeguard English language teachers after Grafton closure
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# No Repeat

'The situation is unacceptable': Plans to safeguard English language teachers after Grafton closure

Dec 5th 2018, 9:59 PM 11,314 Views 22 Comments

Following events at Grafton College Dublin this week, the government says teachers shouldn’t be left high and dry.

Only A True Vocabulary Master Will Get 10/10 In This Homonyms Quiz

Only A True Vocabulary Master Will Get 10/10 In This Homonyms Quiz

Apr 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 14,331 Views 6 Comments

Homonyms: Words that share the same pronunciation, but have different meanings.

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

Aug 27th 2015, 8:41 PM 15,754 Views 50 Comments

It’s official…

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges
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'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

May 25th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,034 Views 57 Comments

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

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

May 19th 2015, 8:03 AM 245 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.

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

Aug 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 1,757 Views 26 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.

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

Jun 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 91 Views 23 Comments

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

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

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know

Apr 13th 2014, 9:30 AM 70,590 Views 119 Comments

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

This college appeal for language experts is littered with language errors
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# Bad Language

This college appeal for language experts is littered with language errors

Feb 14th 2014, 12:45 PM 2,902 Views 1 Comment

English lessons might not be such a bad idea after all.

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns
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# Superfluity Of Nuns

13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns

Jan 8th 2014, 9:30 PM 38,840 Views 93 Comments

A wunch of bankers?

These are the most horrible words in the English language*
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# Shudder

These are the most horrible words in the English language*

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 36,854 Views 149 Comments

*Or some of them, at least.

Japan's national broadcaster is being sued for not speaking Japanese
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# Hanashimasu Ka?

Japan's national broadcaster is being sued for not speaking Japanese

Jun 28th 2013, 10:00 PM 8,778 Views 30 Comments

A pensioner says wants €11,000 in damages because NHK uses too many English words.

7 words we should definitely have in English...
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# Logophile

7 words we should definitely have in English...

Sep 9th 2012, 12:00 PM 18,352 Views 24 Comments

.. but don’t.

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand
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Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand

Aug 28th 2012, 1:21 PM 16,786 Views 113 Comments

Citizens from the Republic will have to take a test to prove they can speak English in order to teach the language in Thailand.

Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors
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Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors

Oct 12th 2011, 7:43 AM 645 Views 7 Comments

The new scheme will entice people from certain countries, who teach English as a foreign language, to live and work in Ireland.

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary
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# Say What?

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary

Aug 25th 2011, 10:36 AM 450 Views 13 Comments

A new Chambers Dictionary includes “BFF” and “unfriending” – but not “sexting”. Find out which other words made the cut…