Faic bainte amach don Ghaeilge?

Tá cuma ar an scéal go bhfuil sé beartaithe ‘straitéis’ a bheith ann don Ghaeilge mar thoradh ar na cainteanna ar siúil i gCaisleán Chroimghlinne. Beidh le feiceáil cad a bheadh i gceist ach tá dualgas ar a DCAL agus ar Nelson McCausland straitéis a chur ar bun don Ghaeilge cheanna féin, rud atá Nelson ag déanamh a sheacht ndícheall chun moill a chur air, seans nach bhfuil i gceist sa straitéis seo ach an tAire ag cúlú siar céim …

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Mionlach Gaeilge?

While Sluggerites are all waiting for my first proper contribution of the year (cough), here’s something else that may be of some interest: Is once-maligned Irish language the marker of a new Ireland elite? A new study finds the Irish language, once seen as the tongue of the poorer and less-educated even in Ireland, is a marker of an economic elite. Note: it’s a two-pager, which isn’t always immediately obvious. So, is this good news for Irish speakers? Presumably yes, …

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Agus bhí faic ann… Cad a tharla Indo?

Cheannaigh mé coip den Indo ar maidin mar dúirt siad ar an leathanach tosaigh go raibh coip den Foinse nua ar fail ar saoire inti… ach nuair a d’amhairc mé istigh, bhí faic ann… Cad a tharla lads? Mick FealtyMick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

Oileán amhainn, ach cad faoi Aontas na Gaeilge?

Cé go mbeadh nach bhfuil sé ceart a rá go bhfuil an córas tras-teorainn ag titim as a cheile, níl Con ró shásta leis na thograí á bhí curtha i láthair ag an tAire Eamonn O Cuív chun a bheith cúrsaí náisiúnta a dícheangail ón cúrsaí thuaigh theas: …bunaíodh an Fhoras mar institiúid uile oileánda chun an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn. Anois tá orthu dul san iomaíocht leis an Udarás seo nó tá orthu focas as an úr a …

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Aiste Liospóin (24): Níl, mar tá neamhspleachas mar oidhreacht duinne…

Vótáil Concubhar i gcoinne an Chonartha an uair dheireanach, agus ní bheith sé ag athrú a vóta an uair seo.. Tá dhá cheist difriúil ann dar leis: fearg leis an Rialtas, agus na rudaí a mbaineann go díreach leis an Chonradh féin. Níl an cheist faoi rogha idir an fhoireann seo nó an ceann eile; ach is rogha polaitiúil (agus, níos tábhachtaí, bunreachtúil) é. Faoi dheireadh, tarraingíonn an dara reifreann seo ar Chonradh Liospn, tar ?is breith chomh cinnte an …

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Has the UUP got an Irish language strategy; and if not why not?

Great thread over at Unionist Lite in which O’Neill asks if the UUP has a coherent strategy on the Irish language and if not, why not? Mick FealtyMick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

Aiste Liospóin (15): Ag líonadh na bearnaí daonlathais…

Creideann Aonghus Ó hAlmhain go mbeidh torthaí fónta ar Chonradh Liospóin, torthaí a chuireann le gné daonláthach an Aontais agus, anuas ar sin, cuireann siad lena éifeacht. Maíonn sé nach mbeidh ról nua an Uachtaráin ar an gComhairle Eorpach nios mó ná ról chathaoirligh nó ról mholtóra. Dar leis go dtugann staitistic amháin léargas ar an ghné sin – agus is mór idir é agus na postaeiri atá crochta ar chuaillí Bhaile Átha Cliath. Is é sin go mbeidh suíochán …

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Caithfear amach as an Eoraip… Cén áit a bhfuil sin?

Níl an fhianaise, na hargóintí agus na feachtais ar son Tá do reifreann Lisbon curtha ina luí ar Alan Titley insan Irish Times inniu, ar chor ar bith: Tá dualgas, dá réir sin, ar gach tráchtaire dá bhfuil, an chéad uair a nochtann duine an tuairim, go leataobhach féin, go fiú le camadh a bhéil, le nod a chinn, le hardú mala, le tuin áirithe cainte, an chéad uair a thugtar le fios go ‘gcaithfear amach as an Eoraip’ sinn, …

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I will never slag off google again.

Heads up to Dubhaltach mac Éamon Óig, mhic Éamoin, mhic Sheáin, mhic Mhártain Óig, mhic Mhártain, mhic Tomáis Uí Reachtair. Folks, I will never slag off Google again, I will never have to read in English again! And non-Gaelic speakers will be able to see (approximately) what we Gaeil are saying, ok, it is not perfect, far from it, but it is a start and I am sure it will be refined. All is changed, changed utterly. Update : I …

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Methinks the lady doth protest too much…

Somehow you can’t help think that Declan is missing the heady days of the Tiger, badly… Prós corcra, and then some… Con gives it more attention (ag a bhlag iGaeilge) than I suspect it deserves…. Mick FealtyMick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

“Money is still dished out to absolutely hideously bad private operators…”

-Tomaltach notes the decimation of Irish language journalism. Then launches a passionate broadside against cack handed (largely bureaucratic) attempts to stem life blood of the language: …money is still dished out to absolutely hideously bad private operators for unused online courses and the likes. But this exposes the insanity of the way the Irish language strategy has been piloted. All sorts of grants were available for Gaeltacht schemes – even thought about 70% of the Gaeltacht is now a fiction …

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Agus ollmhargaidh Thuath na bhFál a phlé againn ……

Agus ollmhargaidh Thuath na bhFál a phlé againn fá láthair, de thoradh ar thurcaithe i mBaile Andarsan ag dul faoi bhratach bhanríon Shasana, shíl mé go mbeadh an comhartha seo ón Sainburys úr ar Bhóthar Bhaile Andarsan iontach ábhartha – dhá theangach amach is amach. Middle Class Dub a chur ar an eolas mé faoi. Nach iontach gur comhlacht a bheadh clú air mar, bhál ‘quintessentially British’, ach is léir go bhfuil tuighbheál an difiriúil acusan air cad is ciall …

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Foras lets go of Foinse’s final lifeline…

If the golden rule of government intervention is only to move in where there is market failure then, the pulling of funding from Foinse by Foras is a disastrous policy decision. Particularly when it leaves many of us not understanding clearly what the inscrutable cross border body actually does do for its money. iGaeilge was one of the first to report the news last night, and carries a quote from Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, noting the tragedy of the situation. The …

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Protestants and the Irish language

Tonight sees the launch of a long awaited book, ‘Towards Inclusion: Protestants and the Irish Language’ by Lurgan man (agus fíorGhael!) Dr. Ian Malcolm. It will be launched in the Canada Room, Q.U.B, tonight at 6:00 pm. It is a book that I have longed looked forward to reading, I hope to review it on Slugger before too long. Ian is well known (and very useful!) in the Irish language media as he represents the unionist view. The following is …

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Is Foras feathering its own nest whilst the language burns?

Concubhar O’Liathan is a former editor of La Nua, and now runs his own up-to-the-minute Irish language blog iGaeilge is purturbed at the news that at time of falling revenues and deepening recession, Foras na Gaeilge (the Irish language government agency is preparing to let go the last regular Irish langauge newspaper (outside An Druma Mor), even as it continues recruit new staff members. On one level of course there a recession on; and the belt-tightening has to affect all …

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An Conradh is an Toghchán

Tá toghchán ag teacht agus tá Conradh na Gaeilge ag iarraidh orainn smaoineamh ar an Ghaeilge agus sinn ag caitheamh ár vótaí. Is féidir na freagraí a thug na hiarrthóirí sa toghchán Eorpach a léamh anseo. Tugaim an tacaíocht don chineál obair seo agus d’obair an Chonartha i gcoitinne. An tráth seo, mothaím go bhfuil cuid mhór Gaeil a bhfuil aithne agam orthu ag maíomh go bródúil go bhfuil siad chun vótaí s’acu a scriosadh. Bíodh acu, tá an cheart …

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93% Pro-Irish Language

New research finds that that 93% of the population (in 26 Counties) are pro-Irish Language.The report found that 40% are in favour of ‘revival’, 53% wanted ‘preservation’ according to the reasearch. 6.7% wanted the language ‘discarded’. Readers of say the Irish Independent may be shocked at that low number but I think we should take it that many of the commentators who hold very negatitive views towards the language do not have the support they claim, they do not speak …

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Dhá Ghaelbhagathóirí i ngleic le chéile fá chúrsaí Grammada

Tá dhá Ghaelbhagadóirí i ngleic le chéile ar cheist na Gramadaí, tá an saol Gaelach ó Chléire go Ros scoilte ar an ábhar, thosaigh sé nuair a chuir Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin (yes, the singer!) in iúl dúinn gur shíl seisean go bhfuil “cur chuige laissez faire” ag Concubhar Ó Liatháin thall ar iGaeilge. Tig Concubhar ar ais le dearcadh s’aige féin – Sotal agus eirí in airde i ngort na Gaeilge. Silím féin má tá tú ag blagáil agus muise …

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“Agus tá dearmad déanta aici air…”

ComhairleoirClive McFarland in agallamh le hAnton Mac Cába i BhFoinse cupla seachtain o shin agus é ag déileáil le ceist an teangan…Le hAnton Mac Cába (first published Foinse 28 February 2009) Ní bheidh an DUP sásta glacadh le hAcht Gaeilge, dar leis an oifigeach pholásaí a dhréachtaigh aighneacht an DUP maidir leis an Acht don phróiséas comhairliúcháin. Tá dhá thaobh leis an Ghaeilge, dar le Clive McFarland: “Ag amharc ar an Ghaeilge go teibí, leis féin, níl dochar ar bith …

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‘An Ghaeilge agus An Cóilíneachas’

Beidh caint ar siúl i gCumann Chluain Árd, Sráid na Sceiche, Tuath na bhFál Déardaoin 26 Márta – 8pm go 9pm ar ‘An Ghaeilge agus An Cóilíneachas’ agus ‘ar a thionchar sin ar an Ghaeilge.’ Is é an Dr. Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh arbh as Baile Mhic Mhurfaí dó ó dhuchas a bheas ag tabhairt na cainte seo agus is ar phd. s’aige féin a bheas an chaint bunaithe. Deirtear liom go gcuirfear fearadh na fáilte roimh chách, is i nGaeilg …

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