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The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?
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The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?

Apr 7th 2022, 6:57 PM 5,461 Views 9 Comments

Listen here for a discussion on how interest sa Ghaeilge is flourishing, and how the State can harness that.

Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us From TheJournal.ie

Extract: Irishisms - Craic, grand, yokes; what our words say about us

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 38,057 Views 22 Comments

Author Denise Deegan uses Irish sayings and phrases to look at the Irish soul.

Taoiseach will not follow Amnesty International in using 'apartheid' in relation to Israel
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Taoiseach will not follow Amnesty International in using 'apartheid' in relation to Israel

Feb 8th 2022, 5:01 PM 14,156 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin said using the term apartheid would not “add anything right now”.

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 21,138 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.

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
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'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 67,419 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit
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Boris Johnson criticised for using name of murdered MP Jo Cox to sell Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 9:58 PM 27,285 Views 37 Comments

Several MPs had said Johnson should moderate his language in memory of Cox.

Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia
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Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia

Aug 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 22,447 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,612 Views 51 Comments

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.

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 36,282 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 8:45 AM 34,537 Views 40 Comments

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.

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland
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Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Dec 16th 2018, 12:15 PM 18,987 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 8:45 AM 28,819 Views 18 Comments

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

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 22,359 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.

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

Jun 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,026 Views 32 Comments

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

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

May 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,732 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Apr 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,991 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2018, 7:52 AM 65,135 Views 0 Comments

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

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 23,061 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 76,822 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.

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

Dec 14th 2017, 8:37 AM 9,053 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Nov 4th 2017, 10:30 AM 6,418 Views 5 Comments

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

Every county in Ireland now has an Irish language Snapchat filter
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Every county in Ireland now has an Irish language Snapchat filter

Aug 1st 2017, 10:15 PM 16,804 Views 20 Comments

Fancy.

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

May 11th 2017, 2:21 PM 22,655 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,772 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:30 PM 22,353 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2017, 8:15 PM 21,761 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,579 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 1,359 Views 95 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 16,993 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2016, 8:53 AM 20,641 Views 67 Comments

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.

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

Aug 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,476 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 11,908 Views 2 Comments

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

17 times Irish people proved Gaeilge is the funniest language
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# Gas Craic

17 times Irish people proved Gaeilge is the funniest language

May 4th 2016, 9:34 PM 54,353 Views 10 Comments

Ar fheabhas.

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

May 3rd 2016, 5:12 PM 26,747 Views 183 Comments

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
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# Langer

13 phrases that make no sense outside of Cork

Apr 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 8,221 Views 0 Comments

It’s a great auld country.

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

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

Apr 24th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,000 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2016, 7:30 PM 2,864 Views 329 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2016, 7:30 PM 607 Views 43 Comments

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.

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

Feb 16th 2016, 1:34 PM 15,153 Views 45 Comments

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

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?
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# Pop Quiz

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Feb 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 20,681 Views 5 Comments

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

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