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Freelance journalist, working mostly in Irish. Have my own independent news website - antuairisceoir.com - which is in constant need of material. I am the former editor of the newspaper Gaelscéal, www.gaelsceal.ie

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Gaelscéal : UUP’s terminal decline nears its conclusion

Wed 20 February 2013, 2:57pm
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Tweet Meath marfach an UUP ag teacht chun críche Anton Mac Cába Tá Páirtí Aontachtach Uladh (UUP) á bhrú i dtreo aontais leis an DUP. Is féidearthacht níos láidre é sin ó d’éirigh John McCallister agus Basil McCrea as an pháirtí an tseachtain seo caite. Bhí an bheirt acu sin ar eite liobrálach an pháirtí […] more »

Gaelscéal : On the bank debt deal

Thu 14 February 2013, 5:30pm
This week's Gaelscéal

Tweet EAGARFHOCAL  Ní féidir le haon rud atá mícheart ó thaobh na moráltachta de a bheith ceart ó thaobh na polaitíochta de. Tá sé go huile agus go hiomlán mícheart go bhfuil muintir na hÉireann freagrach as fiacha lofa na mbanc agus fiacha lofa an Bhainc Angla-Éireannaigh ach go háirithe. Léiríonn na cúinsí seo go […] more »

Gaelscéal – It is a poor wind that blows well for no one

Thu 31 January 2013, 12:18pm
Ceannaire an PUP, Billy Hutchinson

Tweet Is olc an ghaoth nach séideann maith do dhuine éigin Tá an PUP ag baint úsáide as conspóid an bhrataigh chun tús nua a chur le gníomhaíocht an pháirtí agus chun dul  i dtreo nua, a scríobhann Anton Mac Cába Tá na círéibeacha faoi cheist bhrat na Breataine ó Thuaidh ag tabhairt seans don […] more »

Gaelscéal – Northern Round-Up

Thu 24 January 2013, 11:52am
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Tweet Timpeall an Tuaiscirt Anton Mac Cába Mike ‘mífhortúnach’ Nesbitt Toghadh Mike ‘mífhortúnach’ Nesbitt mar cheannaire ar Pháirtí Aontachtach Uladh (UUP) mar gur iaririseoir é. Glacadh leis go mbeadh sé go maith i mbun cumarsáide.  Níl. Ba é an sampla ba dhéanaí ná an t-aisfhreagra a thug sé ar óráid de chuid John McCallister, iar-Leascheannaire […] more »

Gaelscéal : “Unionist Forum ends attempts to attract Catholics to the Union cause”

Wed 16 January 2013, 5:10pm
Fracking Company shares bought by Austrialian company - who use chemicals

Tweet Cuireann an Fóram Aontachtach deireadh le hiarrachtaí Caitlicigh a mhealladh chuig cúis an aontais  Anailís le hAnton Mac Cába Bhí an céad cruinniú den bhFóram Aontachtach ar siúl Déardaoin seo caite. Cuireann sin deireadh, faoi láthair, leis an gcaint a rinne Peter Robinson ag comhdháil an DUP go raibh sé i bhfabhar Caitlicigh a […] more »

Gaelscéal : In defense of (Ulster) dialect

Fri 4 January 2013, 2:07pm

Tweet In this weeks Gaelscéal we have an opinion piece by Frenchman “Lughaidh” Cheveau arguing passionately for the increased use of dialect in Irish language media and literature. Lughaidh, a strong supporter of the Ulster Dialect, in which the piece is written, argues that the use of Standard Irish in schools is responsible for the decline of […] more »

Gaelscéal: Most ‘Northern Irish’ vote nationalist

Wed 19 December 2012, 3:20pm

Tweet Analysis by Colm Ó Broin (English version below). Ceann de na torthaí is suimiúla ó Dhaonáireamh an Tuaiscirt a foilsíodh an tseachtain seo caite ná líon na ndaoine a rinne cur síos orthu féin mar ‘Northern Irish’. 29% den phobal in iomlán a bhí ann. Ón anailís atá déanta ag Gaelscéal, is cosúil gur […] more »

The Curious Case of a Nationality Without a Name

Fri 14 December 2012, 10:47am

Tweet Whilst working on Gaelscéal on Tuesday last I realized that I did not know the correct Irish term for ‘Northern Irish,’ so I quickly checked focal.ie, the ‘National Terminology Database’ for Irish. That was a fruitless journey for they had no such term, I requested they provide one. The term was one I have strangely never […] more »

Gaelscéal : Census leaves no winners

Thu 13 December 2012, 9:05am

Tweet Daonáireamh an Tuaiscirt – Níl aon bhuaiteoirí ann  Eagarfhocal Tá gach dream ina mhionlach anois, níl aon bhuaiteoirí ann. Sin an t-aon rud is fhéidir a bhaint ón daonáireamh sa Tuaisceart. Níor roghnaigh ach 28% den phobal ‘Irish’ mar chuid dá bhféiniúlacht  ar dhóigh  ar bith agus níor dhúirt ach 25% gur ‘Irish Only’ […] more »

Gaelscéal: Abortion for threat of suicide will be ‘logistical nightmare’ for psychiatrists

Wed 5 December 2012, 5:08pm

Tweet Tuairisc le Colm Ó Broin   Príomhscéal Ghaelscéal na seachtaine seo ná go bhfuil sé ráite ag Cathaoirleach an Irish Association of Suicideology (IAS) go gcothóidh reachtaíocht bunaithe ar Chás X ‘olldeacracht lóistíochúil’ do shíciatraithe. Tá sé ina raic i bhFine Gael faoin moladh go gcuirfí reachtaíocht i bhfeidhm a cheadódh do bhean ginmhilleadh […] more »

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  1. Comment on Gaelscéal : “Unionist Forum ends attempts to attract Catholics to the Union cause”
    on 17 January 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I merely repeat my stock answer.

    We publish pieces from Gaelscéal on Slugger, relating to Northern issues, at the invitation of the sites’ owner and editor, Mick Fealty.

    We have offered translations when we have the time, we didn’t in this instance.

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  2. Comment on Gaelscéal : Census leaves no winners
    on 13 December 2012 at 11:26 am

    St. Etienne,

    Our newspaper, Gaelscéal, has an arrangement with the editor of Slugger, Mick Fealty, that we will provide some material in Irish each week for Slugger.

    There is no attempt to limit audience, we simply produce and provide content in Irish.

    Obviously that content is accessible only to Irish speakers, just as a paper in Mandarin is available only to those who speak Mandarin.

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  3. Comment on Gaelscéal : Should Scottish place-names be translated into English?
    on 16 November 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Reader,

    /kʲ/ is the sound, as a person in rural Ulster pronounces the word ‘car’.

    DR,

    Obviously, it is not a serious story. It is light relief.

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  4. Comment on Gaelscéal : Mapping Dublin’s ‘Gaeltacht’
    on 24 October 2012 at 3:11 pm

    NN,

    Correction :

    There are NO, I repeat NO, offices on the map.

    Only Conradh na Gaeilge feature as they have a bar, thus the language is spoken socially there.

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  5. Comment on Gaelscéal : Mapping Dublin’s ‘Gaeltacht’
    on 24 October 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Good point NN – that is of course what we are aiming for – we needed to begin somewhere and we will be depending on people providing us with information.

    Other versions in production are including businesses of course.

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  6. Comment on Holywood’s Gaelic Speakers
    on 27 September 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Interesting story from the BBC which adds a futher twist to the off-topic nature of this thread.

    “Breaking the Irish language barrier in east Belfast”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19715146

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  7. Comment on Holywood’s Gaelic Speakers
    on 25 September 2012 at 9:42 pm

    BTW, if anyone is interesting in East Ulster Gaelic, check out Gaeilg Oirthear Uladh on Facebook!

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  8. Comment on Wuid ye twa quit yer fechten?
    on 21 September 2012 at 4:06 pm

    RG Cuan,

    “There is no active Ulster Scots language community”

    Are you sure?

    I have heard actual Scots speech in Ulster myself, though extremely rarely.

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  9. Comment on Wuid ye twa quit yer fechten?
    on 21 September 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for replies.

    Thanks in particular to IJP and Rory – Interesting.

    Is it possible that we are seeing more generosity amongst nationalists than unionists for Ulster-Scots speech?

    JR,

    You may be interested to read this editorial.

    http://www.gaelsceal.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=212%3Airish-language-enthusiasts-&catid=11%3Atuairimi&Itemid=298

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