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From TheJournal.ie PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation' Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas Opinion

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.

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... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English' Column

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

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 The42 'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans Cúpla Focail This post contains videos

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans

The Dagestani fighter attempted to rile travelling supporters during the UFC 229 workouts.

From TheJournal.ie Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators Job Fairy

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

From TheJournal.ie Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue' Column

Bliain na Gaeilge: 'My mother made a choice to speak to us in her mother tongue'

The best news story as regards the language, though, is the emergence of what I see as a new movement, writes Róisín O’Hara.

From TheJournal.ie 'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week History

'An extraordinary story': TG4 docu-drama on Mám Trasna murder case to air this week

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

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 'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland' Column

'I'm sickened by the D4/ mid-Atlantic/ makey-up English accent that is blighting Ireland'

I don’t want us to wake up in 20 years all sounding like we’re living in some middle-class suburb of Dublin, writes Michael Fortune.

From TheJournal.ie Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub' EXTRACT

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

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 Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too' Column

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'

Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018? Irish Language

Opinion: Will Bliain na Gaeilge turn into Bliain na Begrudgers 2018?

Hold the grudges and pet hates to yourself: Irish is a necessary building block for the economy and culture we need in the future, writes Dermot McNally.

From TheJournal.ie Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language' Column

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

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 'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon Joyce Family

'Horrendous, no equality': Expert to examine Mám Trasna murder case for posthumous pardon

On 17 August 1882, five members of the Joyce family were murdered in their home in Mám Trasna.

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.

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.

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge'' Bank Of Ireland's Atms

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

From TheJournal.ie DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory Tír Gan Teanga

DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory

Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students Junior Cycle

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal Power Sharing

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Michelle O’Neill said the DUP has not acknowledged the reasons for Martin McGuinness’ resignation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it important to you that your kids learn Irish?

An bhfuil Gaeilge acu?

From TheJournal.ie 'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs Gaeilge Ag Imeacht

'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs

Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either' The Irish For

'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'

Darach Ó Séaghdha, who runs the successful Twitter account “The Irish for”, is publishing a book on why Irish may not be dead just yet.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North Speak Same Language

Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North

Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie 'Same old problem': Minister clarifies comments on filling Irish-speaking CEO job Léigh Anois Go Curamach

'Same old problem': Minister clarifies comments on filling Irish-speaking CEO job

Seán Kyne had told RTÉ that there was difficulties filling a CEO role because of a lack of Irish with the Public Appointments Service – he later had to clarify his remarks.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups Arlín Foster

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish' Irish Language

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

From TheJournal.ie 'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss Meningitis

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Debunking the most common 'alternative facts' about the Irish language Read Me

Column: Debunking the most common 'alternative facts' about the Irish language

There is no reason Ireland couldn’t be wealthy and successful if more of us spoke Irish, writes Colm Ó Broin.

7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge

ár nAthair v an nathair

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

13 essential phrases you need as Gaeilge to get through 2017

All you need to get through the year.

From TheJournal.ie Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary Gaeilge

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

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