Tag: Irish language

The Week in Review: March, 31, 2023

We’ve got stories on language access and education, along with press releases from XL8, GLOBO, and more in this week’s recap.

Language activists gather in Belfast to support Irish

On Saturday, May 21, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Belfast to show their support for legislation that would support and protect the use of the Irish language within Northern Ireland.

An Cód: Craicing the Code in Irish

It's often assumed that computing coding lessons are always taught in English because most (though not all) programming languages use English language syntax. Not so. Take...

The Politics of Irish Language: Gaeilge (Never Gaelic)

I was going to write about the politics of the Irish language (Gaeilge) in the North of Ireland/Northern Ireland (see? in trouble already). But I won't. The...

Ich Bin Ein Taoschnó

Yes, taoschnó. That's the answer to the Twitter question (asked by @patricox) "How do you say donut in Irish? Some Irish cops want to...

Saint Patrick and Twitter

Just love this story on ReadWriteWeb: Using Twitter to Preserve Minority Languages. It's about Indigenoustweets.com,  launched on Saint Patrick's Day by Professor Kevin Scannell...

20 Year Strategy for Irish Language Launched: It's All Politics

Irish Government launched their 20 year strategy for the Irish language. But it's the wrong strategy, for the wrong language, at the wrong time. What a shame the strategy wasn't about creating a multilingual society in Ireland and positioned Irish within that, along with other languages.