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Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
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Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 67,618 Views 49 Comments

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'
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UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 137,251 Views 86 Comments

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
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Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled

Apr 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,965 Views 118 Comments

Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
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Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Dec 30th 2019, 3:01 PM 17,674 Views 66 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

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 12,939 Views 10 Comments

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

Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board
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Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board

Nov 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 26,907 Views 11 Comments

Coláiste Lú pupils have already staged a walkout as part of an ongoing row over Irish language teaching.

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 13,959 Views 9 Comments

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

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools
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Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools

Aug 12th 2019, 6:01 AM 39,114 Views 55 Comments

The changes will take effect from September.

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 10:39 AM 20,028 Views 103 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2019, 12:07 PM 47,199 Views 182 Comments

‘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.

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 27,866 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Nov 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 22,060 Views 59 Comments

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

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 10,161 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 5:28 PM 19,223 Views 37 Comments

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

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators
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Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

Jul 18th 2018, 5:45 PM 34,041 Views 84 Comments

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,635 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:45 AM 30,831 Views 17 Comments

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

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 15,926 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2018, 9:45 AM 375,851 Views 255 Comments

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.

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

Mar 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,213 Views 65 Comments

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

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 22,852 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 76,446 Views 116 Comments

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

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 70,747 Views 159 Comments

The man cancelled his membership.

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

Dec 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,247 Views 76 Comments

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.

12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017
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12 phrases that got official translations as Gaeilge in 2017

Dec 24th 2017, 8:00 PM 7,993 Views 0 Comments

Ar fheabhas.

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

Nov 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,063 Views 83 Comments

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.

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
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'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Nov 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 23,677 Views 29 Comments

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

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

Nov 6th 2017, 4:06 PM 15,111 Views 17 Comments

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

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?
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Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?

Nov 3rd 2017, 9:48 AM 29,353 Views 130 Comments

Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within
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Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Oct 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,789 Views 25 Comments

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
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23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Oct 6th 2017, 5:40 PM 24,092 Views 13 Comments

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:30 AM 26,127 Views 153 Comments

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.

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

Sep 6th 2017, 10:54 AM 18,208 Views 96 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2017, 3:20 PM 11,991 Views 20 Comments

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal
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Sinn Féin rejects Arlene Foster's Irish language proposal

Aug 31st 2017, 10:34 PM 26,855 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2017, 5:27 PM 4,760 Views 3 Comments

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

Aug 30th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,531 Views 129 Comments

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

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

Aug 27th 2017, 9:00 PM 41,744 Views 79 Comments

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.

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

Jul 4th 2017, 5:29 PM 19,486 Views 137 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2017, 6:08 PM 16,602 Views 31 Comments

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.

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