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Marcelo Bielsa apologises for not learning English
# Faux Pas
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# Faux Pas

Marcelo Bielsa apologises for not learning English

Apr 29th 2021, 9:44 PM 9,313 Views 6 Comments

The Argentinian has proved the language barrier has been no obstacle in leading the club back to the Premier League.

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

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 67,321 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 44,260 Views 21 Comments

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

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years
# Human Error
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# 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 154,088 Views 100 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,019 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 3:28 PM 12,250 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,621 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 11:31 AM 11,054 Views 38 Comments

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

Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert English Poet Are You?

Jan 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 9,157 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 15,969 Views 12 Comments

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

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

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

Oct 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 30,900 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 7:49 AM 19,399 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2017, 8:15 AM 24,547 Views 72 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,927 Views 32 Comments

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

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'
# Read Me
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# 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 6,328 Views 40 Comments

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

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question
# Taxi-ing Questions
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# 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 20,621 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.

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

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,479 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 18,376 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,445 Views 11 Comments

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

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

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille

Jun 15th 2016, 8:08 PM 48,579 Views 117 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 11,890 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 11,979 Views 0 Comments

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

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?
# Pop Quiz
# Pop Quiz

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Feb 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,676 Views 5 Comments

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

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

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

Oct 24th 2015, 8:15 AM 31,249 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:39 PM 18,674 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 29th 2015, 10:40 AM 11,610 Views 15 Comments

Just leave us here to cry.

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life
# Bad Language
# 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.

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 20,642 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 13th 2015, 12:38 PM 43,253 Views 34 Comments

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

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

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

Jun 5th 2015, 11:12 AM 21,356 Views 3 Comments

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

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

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 9:47 PM 30,583 Views 30 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
# Leaving Cert

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:03 PM 9,273 Views 5 Comments

His contribution was fairly gas.

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

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

May 31st 2015, 7:00 PM 19,680 Views 67 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2015, 8:03 AM 217 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.

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

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

Apr 11th 2015, 1:00 PM 30,568 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 7th 2015, 7:32 AM 3,933 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Mar 4th 2015, 9:23 AM 22,105 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?
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# Do You Speak It?

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

Mar 4th 2015, 8:55 AM 33,784 Views 80 Comments

The policy included rest breaks.

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
# Irish School Books
# Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Jan 30th 2015, 10:33 AM 9,308 Views 4 Comments

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

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

Dec 15th 2014, 6:52 PM 6,280 Views 23 Comments

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

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