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#Gaeilge

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference Column

The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference

The Royal Bank of Scotland did not mention the meaning as Gaeilge of their online banking app Bó.

From TheJournal.ie Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó Bóshit

Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó

Although bó is the Irish word for ‘cow’, RBS makes no reference to this in its lengthy press release called ‘What’s In A Name’.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce? The Irish For

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail Column

The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail

In Ireland, the Irish Car Bomb is rarely called anything at all, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac Column

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney Wagatha Christie

The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney

Coleen is derived from cailín, the Irish word for a girl, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words Column

The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words

It’s easy to lose the wordplay on English words when translating into Irish.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators Column

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish Dundalk

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn Mammy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject? Tuairim This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?

A review of the Leaving Certificate has found mixed views on the subject.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish Column

The Irish For: There's a bit of alchemy involved in translating Harry Potter into Irish

Book series translated from one language to another can lead to complications as the plot thickens, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach Column

The Irish For: If you can’t say anything nice about someone, tar isteach

If you’re going to insult someone, do it properly, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears Trad Festival

Fleadh Cheoil organiser says Drogheda event will go ahead as planned in wake of crime fears

The annual event, manned and organised by over 1,000 volunteers, saw up to half a million people attend last year.

From TheJournal.ie 50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds RTÉ 'seriously deficient' and in breach of Irish language broadcast obligations ár Dteanga

Report finds RTÉ 'seriously deficient' and in breach of Irish language broadcast obligations

‘It was obvious that a ‘comprehensive range’ was not being provided in Irish,’ the investigation concluded.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?

A Department of Education report says thousands of students are opting not to sit the exam.

From TheJournal.ie How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school Gaeilge This post contains videos

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school

Oisín Ó Doinn was speaking at Lá na Meán Sóisialta as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge festival.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht Dr Victor Bayda

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”.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them? Opinion

The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?

Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools? ár Dteanga This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?

Some parents are seeking to get their child exempt from Irish, but should it be compulsory?

From TheJournal.ie 'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish Public Consultation

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019? Column
From TheJournal.ie An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store Imram

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V? Column

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

From TheJournal.ie From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year Gaeilge

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time Gaeilge

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland? Collapsed Talks

Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?

Arlene Foster says that government formation talks have stalled because of the Irish language issue.

From TheJournal.ie AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish In English Please

AA customer says employee was stopped from speaking to him in Irish

The man cancelled his membership.

Gaeilgeoirí are calling out negative attitudes to Irish with this funny and thought-provoking hashtag

“Can we all just agree that history is a dead subject? It’s not useful, it’s not in the present!”

From TheJournal.ie From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge Tayto

From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge

Mála brioscáin phrátaí faoi bhlas cáise agus oinniúin, más é do thoil é.

From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge

Mála brioscáin phrátaí faoi bhlas cáise agus oinniúin, más é do thoil é.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip? Census 2016

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis Gaeilge

Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis

Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When was the last time you spoke as Gaeilge to another person? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you spoke as Gaeilge to another person?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge

With help from The Irish For.

From TheJournal.ie Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival Fantastical Fog

Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival

Liam S Gógan is credited with creating the Irish word for republic – ‘poblacht’.

From TheJournal.ie Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within Gaeltacht

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.

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