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Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
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Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language

Mar 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,695 Views 58 Comments

On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.

Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
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Poll: How often do you speak Irish?

Mar 6th 2021, 11:00 AM 50,232 Views 175 Comments

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.

'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish
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'People see it as second grade': Debates continue on laws that could enable citizens to speak more Irish

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,518 Views 193 Comments

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 is currently before the Dáíl.

The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
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The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?

Dec 30th 2020, 9:00 AM 30,444 Views 7 Comments

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.

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
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Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer

Apr 20th 2020, 7:14 PM 27,058 Views 28 Comments

It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.

The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language
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The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language

Apr 5th 2020, 8:30 AM 20,419 Views 20 Comments

We look to language when seeking a reassuring symbol of endurance, Darach Ó Séaghdha writes.

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
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The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Mar 29th 2020, 8:30 AM 29,860 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple
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The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple

Jan 26th 2020, 8:30 AM 24,023 Views 10 Comments

Wedding prayers and toasts can sound so beautiful in Irish, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
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The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other

Dec 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,966 Views 4 Comments

Let’s look back on some of the Irish words of the 2010s.

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

Dec 1st 2019, 8:30 AM 23,640 Views 12 Comments

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

Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó
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Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó

Nov 27th 2019, 1:14 PM 25,516 Views 54 Comments

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’.

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
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The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

Nov 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,021 Views 10 Comments

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

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

Nov 17th 2019, 8:30 AM 58,479 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,820 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,764 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 27,309 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,001 Views 16 Comments

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

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
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The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

Sep 29th 2019, 8:30 AM 22,232 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2019, 5:27 PM 21,212 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,038 Views 9 Comments

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

Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?
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Poll: Should Irish remain a compulsory Leaving Cert subject?

Jul 31st 2019, 9:01 AM 61,917 Views 231 Comments

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

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

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,410 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jun 30th 2019, 8:30 AM 31,284 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jun 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 18,305 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2019, 4:24 PM 23,889 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2019, 9:48 AM 13,670 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Mar 11th 2019, 9:20 AM 51,183 Views 143 Comments

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

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school
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How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school

Mar 10th 2019, 11:00 AM 9,657 Views 9 Comments

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

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
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Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Feb 21st 2019, 9:19 AM 27,988 Views 46 Comments

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

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

Feb 17th 2019, 8:45 AM 63,939 Views 22 Comments

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

Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?
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Poll: Should Irish be compulsory in schools?

Jan 14th 2019, 8:15 AM 53,622 Views 193 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 30,606 Views 67 Comments

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

The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?
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The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?

Dec 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 25,733 Views 39 Comments

New Bliain, New You.

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store
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An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

Oct 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,171 Views 10 Comments

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

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

Sep 30th 2018, 8:45 AM 37,386 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 16,184 Views 32 Comments

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time
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Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:28 AM 22,924 Views 50 Comments

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

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

Feb 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 66,432 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2018, 10:52 PM 70,781 Views 162 Comments

The man cancelled his membership.

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

Jan 15th 2018, 8:43 PM 9,412 Views 11 Comments

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

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