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# Gaeilge

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Irish language?
An Cailín Ciúin is the first-ever film in Irish to be nominated for an Oscar.
Last year
2022
# Backlash
Glanbia criticised for misspelling Irish word in new name rebranding
Glanbia Ireland and Glanbia Co-op have rebranded to Tirlán.
# Gaeltacht
Families from Limerick and Meath win rent free accommodation on Inis Meáin for school-year
On Raidió na Gaeltachta today were the parents from one family who had been selected- Rónán and Colette Mac an tSaoir from Co Meath.
# island life
Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest
The scheme, which includes free rent, has received 560 applications so far.
# Irish language
The Good Information Podcast: The Irish language - how we can help it to thrive
Most people want to speak and hear the language, so whose responsibility is it to help it grow?
# Northern Ireland
NI language legislation to be introduced at Westminster if Stormont fails, MP says
MPs held a debate on the Irish diaspora in Britain to mark St Patrick’s Day.
# good information project
Poll: Would you like to speak more Irish in your daily life?
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?
# the good information project
Open Thread: How has your relationship with the Irish language evolved?
Are you a born-again Gaeilgeoir or just not interested after your time in school? We want to hear from you.
# GoodInformation
Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.
All time
# gaeilge abu
Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day
As a full official language, all documents published by the EU will be translated into Irish.
# Gaeilge
Amendment tabled to facilitate social media messaging in Irish with public bodies
Another amendment would require 20% of new public staff to be competent in Irish by 2030.
# Gaeilge
Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.
Voices
Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.
# Tír gan teanga
'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish
The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the Dáíl.
Voices
The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
Darach Ó Séaghdha says the pandemic has brought along the use of many new phrases and words, and he has one as Gaeilge for 2020.
# Tír gan teanga
Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.
Voices
The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language
We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.
Voices
The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.
Voices
The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple
Wedding prayers and toasts can sound so beautiful in Irish, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
Voices
The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.
Voices
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.
# 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’.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
Voices
The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.
# 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.
Voices
The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
How much do TV shows influence children’s pronunciation and phrases?
# Tuairim
Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?
A review of the Leaving Certificate has found mixed views on the subject.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Gaeilge
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.