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An Irishwoman’s Diary

Aibreán 15, 2014

Debate surrounding the Irish language has recently been bubbling up again on this page. It is heartening, however, to remember that we are not alone with our minority language challenge. As part of my research into Basque/Spanish language policy with the University of Deusto in Bilbao several years ago I discovered that the tapestry of […]

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Brendan Gleeson brushes up his cúpla focal for Irish movie remake

Aibreán 15, 2014

IRISH animation ‘Song of the Sea’ is soon to be remade As Gaeilge and actor Brendan Gleeson is expected to lead the cast again for the translated version of the film. Makers of the Cartoon Saloon production are hoping to premiere it on TG4 at the end of the year and have asked the cast, […]

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Student anger at teacher training changes

Aibreán 14, 2014

Move prevents undergraduates applying to begin in September despite reassurances Students planning to enter a postgraduate training programme for primary school teaching have complained that recent changes to the course structure are preventing them from applying to start this September, despite previous reassurances. Those enrolled in a year-long Irish language course to obtain the requisite […]

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Number of one-teacher schools at risk of rising

Aibreán 11, 2014

THE number of one-teacher primary schools is at risk of increasing to 60 next September – up from eight in 2012 – as a result of ongoing teacher cuts. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn told the Dail that preliminary figures showed up to 60 schools could be reduced to one teacher in the autumn. This is […]

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Turais Ghaoluinne anois i monarcha saighdiúirí bréagán

Aibreán 9, 2014

TÁ a chuid doirse oscailte ag gnó amháin i nGaeltacht Mhúscraí do leanaí gach aois le turais scoile Gaoluinne á dtairiscint anois acu. Tá turas saincheaptha de mhonarcha na saighdiúirí bréagán curtha le chéile ag Prince August i gCill na Martra, agus é á dhíriú acu ar scoileanna, go háirithe scoileanna na Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoileanna. […]

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Great displays from Gaelscoil

Aibreán 8, 2014

The four Gaelscoil Liatroma teams which qualified from the Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Finals in Ballinamore to represent Leitrim in the All Ireland last Wednesday put up excellent performances. Fifteen County winners contested the National Finals organised by Offaly Sports Partnership Co Ordinator Eamon Henry in the spacious AIT International Athletics Arena in Athlone. […]

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Coimisinéir Teanga to remain independent

Aibreán 7, 2014

The Government has reversed its controversial decision to merge the Office of Coimisinéir Teanga (Language Commissioner) with the Office of the Ombudsman. Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, said that “following further consideration … and having regard to the results of the public consultation process which indicated strong support for maintaining the Office […]

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Numbers of speakers of Irish

Aibreán 7, 2014

Sir, – Your Irish language columnist Caoimhe Ní Laighin misleadingly states in her article(“Cinniúint na Catalóine”, April 2nd) that there are “77,000 cainteoir ag an nGaeilge”. This is not correct. The number of Irish speakers who claim to use Irish daily “outside the educational system only” should not be equated with the total number of […]

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Reachtaíocht teanga le foilsiú gan mhoill

Aibreán 2, 2014

Foilseofar gan mhoill Cinn an Bhille nua le hAcht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (2003) a leasú i ndiaidh gur phléigh an Rialtas inné iad. Ní fios fós an bhfuil aon athrú déanta ar an dréacht de Chinn Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (2014) ó sceitheadh iad le Conradh na Gaeilge ag tús na míosa seo caite. Dúirt […]

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Spraoicheisteanna Fhéile na Gaeilge i gCeatharlach

Aibreán 1, 2014

Reachtáladh réimse an-leathan d’ócáidí Gaelacha i rith Fhéile na Gaeilge ó thús go deireadh Mhí an Mhárta i gCeatharlach. I measc na n-imeachtaí a bhí ar chlár na féile bhí ceolchoirmeacha, drámaíocht, damhsa, scéalaíocht, ceardlanna agus spraoi. Chomh maith leis sin reachtáladh dhá chomórtas spraoicheist, ceann amháin dírithe ar mhicléinn na hidirbhliana agus ceann eile […]

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