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Hidden Ireland · 2M ago

"Direct agents for the spreading and establishment of English!" #Coimisnéir

An important comprehensive study was issued overnight by the Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, an office filled by appointment of the President of Ireland, on the operation of a fundame...
Hidden Ireland · 3M ago

Not faking it any more...

This interesting paperback* will interest (among others) those many people who say "I'd love to speak Irish but...." It is an entertaining un-put-downable well written account of the journal...
Hidden Ireland · 5M ago

A principled echo heard!

A recent excellent article, The TK Whitaker archives: a career of answering back, by Prodessor Diarmuid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, examined the record of the late T....
Hidden Ireland · 5M ago

No Irish...Radio?

This is a letter to the Irish Times sent 28/12/2016 but unpublished. (I don't have any issue with them not publishing it - they have the unenviable job of choosing what to publish!) Here is ...
Hidden Ireland · 6M ago

140 Characters is not enough!

Recently I foolishly got involved in a twitter argument on Irish and the usefulness of language. That topic usually does get my temperature up after a short series of tweet exchanges I thoug...
Hidden Ireland · 7M ago

I will not yield!

During the celebrations to mark the 20th birthday of TG4 (Halloween 2016) a short piece was broadcast featuring the talented actress Bríd Ní Neachtain. It was penned by Niamh Ní Bhaoill, and...
Hidden Ireland · 9M ago

Bring back the tally stick!

Bar worker leaves his job on receiving warning not to speak Irish.Official Statement tweeted by The Flying Enterprise. (9/9/2016 - note incorrect English used!)I had Raidío na Gaeltachta on ...
Hidden Ireland · 11M ago

The mask slips...again!

Shortly after this piece was published the Minister blocked the writer from her twitter account.Translation "You have no permission to follow @mitchelloconnor or to view tweets from @mitchel...
Hidden Ireland · 1Y ago

Loophole precludes Presidential appointee from resolving problems!

An Coimisinéir Teanga is appointed by the President of Ireland on the advice of the government following a resolution passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas recommending the appointment. The...
Hidden Ireland · 1Y ago

"The law must take its course!" #Mám1882

The President of Ireland is to be presented with a copy of this book by the Author on 16th June 2016 at Aras an Uachtaráin.The Judge placed the black cap on his head and a deep silence fille...