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From TheJournal.ie Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia Recruitment

Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia

Learning additional languages is often very challenging for students with dyslexia.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What does it take to raise your children through Irish? Opinion

Opinion: What does it take to raise your children through Irish?

My daughter speaks mostly in English but there are also lots of words that she only knows the Irish for – so she mixes them in, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Brexit and the rise of Hiberno-English Opinion

The Irish For: Brexit and the rise of Hiberno-English

With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union this year, it’s time for Hiberno English to become the official language of the EU, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland Galway

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws Opinion

The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws

Dogs took centre stage in Irish mythology, stories and proverbs, just like they dominate our social media feeds today, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

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 Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English Break It Down

Department of Social Protection to train staff in the use of plain English

Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps people understand it the first time they read or hear it.

From TheJournal.ie Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out Research

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin could be getting a 'flagship' Irish language hub for speakers to meet and speak Príomhchathair

Dublin could be getting a 'flagship' Irish language hub for speakers to meet and speak

It’s part of an investment plan for the language.

From TheJournal.ie Craig Gilroy apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding Internal Review

Craig Gilroy apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding

Ulster Rugby and the IRFU said Gilroy is subject to an internal review and is not available for selection.

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 Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language Singalong

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

From TheJournal.ie Every county in Ireland now has an Irish language Snapchat filter Gaelsnap
From TheJournal.ie Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction 99 Problems

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

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 Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament Watch Your Language This post contains a poll

Irish MEPs criticised as term 'mompreneur' used in European Parliament

The word appeared in legislation on women and their role in rural areas which was supported by two Fine Gael MEPs.

From TheJournal.ie Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out Mother Tongue

Peru is fighting to save 17 languages that are in danger of dying out

The native way of life has been wiped out in parts of the Amazon.

From TheJournal.ie The case for ending state support of Irish language is littered with dubious 'facts' Opinion

The case for ending state support of Irish language is littered with dubious 'facts'

For starters, we don’t spend €1.2 billion in preserving An Ghaeilge each year, says Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo Grá Don Ghaeilge

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo

It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question Taxi-ing Questions

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

A new questionnaire is being posed by the National Transport Authority as part of its review of how drivers should be licensed to work in the industry.

From TheJournal.ie New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test Taxi

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams: “I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep." Controversial

Gerry Adams: “I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep."

The Sinn Féin leader has again defended his comparison of Irish nationalists with African-American slaves.

13 phrases that make no sense outside of Cork

It’s a great auld country.

8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abortion on demand' phrase pushes idea women will get abortions as easy as choosing a Netflix movie Opinion

'Abortion on demand' phrase pushes idea women will get abortions as easy as choosing a Netflix movie

The term is left hanging in the background of debate, casting a vague and supposedly scary shadow over the future, writes Dr Robert Grant.

From TheJournal.ie My little girl was fixated at dropping the F-bomb. Here's how I got her to stop Opinion

My little girl was fixated at dropping the F-bomb. Here's how I got her to stop

Sadhbh Devlin says she tried to get her little girl to stop cursing, but nothing was working, so she had to let her say it.

From TheJournal.ie Failure to translate legislation after 11 years could see criminal cases dismissed Lost In Translation

Failure to translate legislation after 11 years could see criminal cases dismissed

The government has been given until 21 March to translate an almost 12-year-old act into Irish.

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

From TheJournal.ie The UK's immigration service made an extremely unfortunate typo Langauge
From TheJournal.ie Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English? Wicked Tongues

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules failed breathalyser test void as results were provided in English only Courts

Judge rules failed breathalyser test void as results were provided in English only

The failed test “is not evidence at all and cannot be admitted,” said Judge Seamus Noonan.

Is it ever OK to say the word c**t? I Swear This post contains a poll

Is it ever OK to say the word c**t?

The most controversial of all the swear words.

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