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From TheJournal.ie 'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Human Error

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

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

From TheJournal.ie Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English Break It Down

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered' Tu Hablas Ingles

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French ambassador to EU walks out of meeting in protest at use of English language Au Revoir

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

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

From TheJournal.ie France to lend priceless Bayeux Tapestry to Britain - but is Macron just trolling? The Battle Of Brexit

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

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?

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

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam Tempus Fugit

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

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals Here's Hoping

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

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

From TheJournal.ie English aristocrat who posted bounty on Facebook for someone to kill Remain campaigner faces jail Brexit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week Never Too Old

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

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

From TheJournal.ie English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert Discuss

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours' Read Me

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

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

From TheJournal.ie Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question Taxi-ing Questions

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam ASTI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test Taxi

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

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

From TheJournal.ie French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille Hooligans

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille

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

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

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

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

From TheJournal.ie Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English? Wicked Tongues

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

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

From TheJournal.ie Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

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

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con The Force Awakens

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

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

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

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

From TheJournal.ie The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up Day One This post contains images

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

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

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

His contribution was fairly gas.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear? Flies To Wanton Boys

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

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

From TheJournal.ie That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution Opinion

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

From TheJournal.ie Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English Do You Speak It?

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

The policy included rest breaks.

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

From TheJournal.ie Skype's newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset' Independence

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate Class Of 2014

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

It’s all about the Maths results.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details English

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

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

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