Ceann Fine Náisiún na Móhácach, Joseph Tokwiro Norton. Grianghraf: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Súil ag Ceann Fine Náisiún na Móhácach go gcuirfidh an scéim nua le stór eolais a mhuintire

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Mohawk Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton (centre) at Government Buildings with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD, (right) and James Kelly (left) CEO Ireland Canada University Foundation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mohawk student from Kahnawá:ke to study Irish in Connemara Gaeltacht this summer

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Scéal comhaimseartha, corraitheach agus dúshlánach é an dráma ‘Baoite’

D’fhéadfadh an pobal dul in aghaidh an cur i gcéill seo agus brú a chur ar na forais Stáit “modh oibre eile ar fad” a ghlacadh. Grianghraf:  Don MacMonagle

Doicheall na n-aicmí polaitiúla gníomhú de réir na bhfíricí an ‘dris chosáin’ is mó

Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.

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Commissioner’s report  found the amount of Irish language programming on RTÉ is ‘seriously deficient’ and is in breach of the Broadcasting Act.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rónán Ó Domhnaill’s investigation finds less than 1 % of shows aired on RTÉ were in Irish

“Only 0.7 per cent of programmes broadcast on RTÉ television are classified as Irish language programmes. Or, in other words, approximately 99 per cent	of programmes are in English only,” an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill has found.

Less than 1% of TV programmes on RTÉ are broadcast in Irish, Coimisinéir Teanga finds

Seán Bán Breathnach agus Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú  agus iad ag obair ar  SBB ina Shuí i 1979.

Caoga bliain ó shin a thosnaigh Seán Bán Breathnach ar a cheird

Baill de chór Phobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire lasmuigh d’Eaglais Naomh Mícheál. In éineacht leo tá Sophie McAteer (6) a deartháir Zachary (8) Mac Dara Ó Drisceoil (8) agus a dheartháir Tadhg (5). Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

‘Tá siad tar éis muid a chaitheamh amach ón ár séipéal féin’

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An Gréasán: eagras nua tacaíochta tosaithe do mhúinteoirí iar-bhunscoile Gaeilge.

Eagras nua chun tacaíocht a chur ar fáil do mhúinteoirí na Gaeilge mar atá ar fáil do mhúinteoirí ábhar eile

What’s in a name: The CSO is to treat síneadh fada “as significant for the purposes of name differentiation.”

State’s statistical agency did not recognise names with fadas in annual listings

Cé nach mbeidh sé ar fáil san uirlis, cuirfear an t-eolas nua ar fáil  san eisiúint oifigiúil ‘Ainmneacha Leanaí na hÉireann 2018’. Photograph: iStock

Beidh moill ar an ‘Baby Names of Ireland’ app go dtí go ndéantar athshonrú air

Hozier: “I assure you if I wanted to make a f**king pop song I would have written a pop song, because it would have been far easier” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilge, an Dr Niall Comer. Grianghraf: Conchubhar Mac Lochlainn

Nótaí: Ard-Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge agus Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Máthairtheangacha

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia ambassadors Tracy Clifford, presenter with 2fm, Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley and Linda Ervine, Irish Language Development Officer in East Belfast. This year’s festival #SnaG19 will be celebrated from 1st - 17th March. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Tracy Clifford, Linda Ervine and Michael Darragh MacAuley named as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors

The CSO said its IT systems were now capable of processing fadas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State’s statistical agency did not recognise names with fadas in annual listings

Seolfar Eolaire na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge agus an suíomh gréasáin nua ar Dé Satharn an 23ú lá Feabhra. Grianghraf: Getty

Eolaire agus suíomh gréasáin nua Aontas na Scríbhneoirí le seoladh i mBaile Átha Cliath

I dtuarascáil na bliana seo atá le foilsiú ar an Déardaoin an 28ú Feabhra áireofar ainmneacha a bhfuil síneadh fada iontu, don chéad uair ó 1964.  Grianghraf: Getty

“Is fearr go deireanach ná go brách” a deir an Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, faoin gcinneadh

Gá le reachtaíocht nua ionas gur féidir seirbhísí a chur ar fáil ar chomh chaighdeán le seirbhísí atá ar fáil as Béarla

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands with Julian de Spáinn, Conradh na Gaeilge, writer and poet Ciara Ní É, Paula Melvin, Fulbright Commission of Ireland and James Kelly, Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF). Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Taoiseach lends support to #TrasnaNadTonnta campaign

Iarracht ar bun chun naisc ar líne a chothú idir muintir na hÉireann, an diaspóra agus foghlaimeoirí Gaeilge ar fud an domhain

Tá ’bliain chinniúnach’ roimh chomhlachtaí agus pobail na Gaeltachta. Grianghraf: EPA/ANDY RAIN

D’fhéadfadh go mbeadh acmhainní breise ag teastáil ón Údarás chun cabhair a thabhairt do chomhlachtaí agus chun fostaíocht a chosa(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival.

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Na teachtaí a bhí i láthair i dTeach an Ardmhéara ar an 21ú Eanáir  sa bhliain 1919. Grianghraf: Hulton Archive

Labhair Tuarascáil leis an Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail ar ócáid chomórtha 100 bliain na chéad Dála

Ceolfhoireann Náisiúnta Óige na hÉireann ag seinnt sa Cheoláras Náisiúnta. Tá sé fós i gceist go dtógfar an t-ionad nua eolaíochta ar thailte an Cheolárais. Griangraif: Mark Stedman

An mar an gcéanna atá brí an fhocail ‘Náisiúnta’ nuair is institiúid poiblí nó comhlacht gnó atá i gceist?

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

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I mBaile an Lochaigh sa Daingean a bheidh Síle Nic Chonaonaigh sa chéad chlár de ‘Bailte’ sraith nua de chuid TG4.

Bliain rathúil a bhí i mBliain na Gaeilge ach tá sé thar am anois tabhairt faoi chuspóirí sonracha an Straitéis 20 Bliain

Irish universities’ grade inflation has sparked claims of ‘dumbing down’

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Evidence shows that thousands of students who secure exemptions are sitting exams in foreign languages. Photograph: iStock

Group criticises attempt to gauge public opinion on exemptions from Irish at school

Deborah Ryan’s Christmas Ham (hang) Fritters

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TCD  broke almost 400 years of tradition by introducing Christmas exams and an earlier start to the academic year for its students for the 2018/2019 academic term.

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Framework was developed to improve the health and well-being of staff and students

Housing activists were removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for  three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

We asked you to share your stories about the rental market with us and this is what you told us

Studies show that students in bilingual education settings outperform other children when it comes to comprehension and other social-linguistic and cognitive control skills.

Gaelcholáistí overrepresented in the Feeder School listings across almost all rankings

University of Limerick: Outside Dublin, proximity to a third-level college and socio-economic status seemed to be key determining factors in whether or not students go on to third level. Photograph: iStock

Educational inequality: ‘Feeder Schools’ data shows the extent of two-tier schools system

Protesters gather in Dublin at the “Homes for all” rally on Saturday. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

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Brendan Walsh, leas-phríomhoide Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa, Cloich na Coillte; Traolach Ó Donnabháin, Craobh Chloich na Coillte de Chonradh na Gaeilge; John Loughnane, Méara Chloch na Coillte; Leona Meade, Múinteoir Gaeilge; Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Bainisteoir Feachtas Feasachta & Seachtain na Gaeilge le Conradh na Gaeilge; Daltaí ó Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa; Ann Marie Brosnan, Príomhoide Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa.

Over 300 primary and secondary schools follow the example of Coláiste Lurgan

It is expected the research will be  concluded by mid 2019. File photograph:  Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Objective of seven-year plan is to increase the use of Irish as a community language in Galway City

Have you had a bad experience  trying to rent while in college? Share  your story with us... Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

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We asked: How good is your college library? Is it well-organised and accessible? Photograph: iStockphoto

We asked you to tell us what you think of your college libraries. This is what you told us...

Readers can view Mundy singing An Spailpín Fánach with Kíla.

Experimental music launch features animation by Cartoon Saloon and music by Imelda May, Mundy and Mary Coughlan

Primary and secondary students join 24-hour challenge in 340 schools across Ireland

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character. Donald Clarke looks at why cinema is obsessed with ‘Whitey’ Bulger and other criminal maniacs.

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Mr O’Donnell had barely uttered a dozen words in Irish when he was stopped by Mr Gully, who insisted he speak English. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Irish Times, 1901: ‘An angry yell of indignant astonishment arose from the Irish benches’

Conradh na Gaeilge has moved its campaign to Westminster where it is now seeking support from MPs for legislation that would protect the rights of Irish speakers under British law. Photograph:  Getty Images

Plaid Cymru MP is one of only a few MPs to use Irish in the House of Commons

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

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Conradh na Gaeilge wants appointment of a senior minister with responsibility for Irish and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Additional funding outlined in Budget 2019 is welcome but well below hoped-for €9m

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish language groups bring pre-budget campaign to Dublin with ‘Clinic na Gaeilge’

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Soft skills such as communication skills, understanding, initiative and enterprise are capabilities that artificial intelligence will have trouble replicating. Photograph: iStock

Team-working, creativity and problem-solving are in demand among hiring managers

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The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS today.

Representatives of universities and third-level colleges and institutions that cater for all levels are present

Higher Options can be busy at times so it is a good idea to come prepared. Photograph: Alan Betson

Handy tips to help you make the most of all that is on offer at Higher Options

Higher Options 2018 will take place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, on September 12th, 13th and 14th, from 9am-3pm each day. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s important for students to prepare before visiting the expo in order to make the most of the opportunity

Engineering, teaching  and nursing saw some of the biggest points increases in this year’s round one offers

Over 740 students receive offer of first preference course in latest CAO third-level round

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A selection of questions put to our guidance counsellors about the 2018 CAO offers

News, analysis and expert advice on the CAO’s first round offers for 2018

Adult learners get their results at Pearse College, Crumlin, August 2018: Gordon Elder, Liam Kieran, Lee Cummins, Michael Barry and Jonathan Lumsden. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What steps you should take as you prepare for the next stage of your education

A selection of questions put to our helpdesk about the 2018 Leaving Cert results and next week’s CAO first round offers

Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett, both members of the Institute of Guidance Councillors (IGC), are operating the helpdesk and will be on hand to answer questions on Friday and early next week.

A selection of questions put to our guidance counsellors about the 2018 Leaving Cert results

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Leaving Certificate results

A selection of questions put to our guidance counsellors about the 2018 Leaving Cert results

Parents should show their anxious teenage children that, no matter what the results, they have your support. Photograph: iStock

Not achieving the hoped-for results does not spell disaster – you have options

Students at Manor House School, Raheny, Dublin on the first day of their leaving cert exam in June. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Results will be available from schools and online by Wednesday morning

’I love the national persona in Ireland. There is so much pride and magic in the country.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

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DCU students protesting outside the Dáil earlier this year over student  rent increases in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Are you scrambling to find a place to live for the coming academic year? Are rental price hikes making it harder than ever to make(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

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While applications received after July 12th will be accepted, those submitted before the deadline will be prioritised for processing. Photograph: iStockphoto

Leaving certificate students do not need to wait for their results before applying for grant aid

“Coping with the aftermath of critical incidents has become a challenging but necessary task for a number of schools.” Photograph: iStock

Two staff from each postprimary school to be trained in ‘alertness’ programme

The Academic performing on stage at Croke Park ahead of the Rolling Stones concert. Photograph: Collins

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Applications to physical sciences, including chemistry and physics, down 33 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Drop in applications comes despite initiatives to attract more students to the sector

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer. Photograph: iStock

Initial CAO round concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and deferred applicants

Jim Miley, Irish Universities Association director general. Photograph: Frank Miller

Serious quality issues at third-level exist from decades of underfunding, IUA says

The children featured in the report experienced frequent school absences attributed to poor diet, inadequate rest and poor living conditions. Photograph: iStock

Group says families should be given supports to uphold their children’s right to education

Programmes measured on personal development, educational experience, and career development

Applicants are urged to think carefully before making changes to their order of preference. Photograph: iStock

Students encouraged to use genuine preference over peers’ plans ahead of Sunday deadline

Pádraig Schäler with family and friends  visited Cape Cod,   where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago, to raise awareness of road safety. Photograph: Courtesy Reinhard Schäler.

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Pádraig Schäler with family and friends aim to raise awareness of road safety in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago.

Pádraig Schäler visits Cape Cod five years after being involved in collision that changed his life

President Michael D Higgins hosted a garden party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of Douglas Hyde on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells.

Higgins says it is a sign of hope that newly arrived immigrants engage with language

Teachers’ unions are seeking an increase in the rates of pay that apply for correcting exams. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘It is worrying that you would have people who are not teachers correcting exams’

US first lady Melania Trump walks from her to her motorcade wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Lorde knows: Melodrama effortlessly captures the specific nuances of love in the Instagram generation.

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Students were asked to answer questions on a passage about a canal clean-up. Photograph: iStockphoto

Examination paper highlighted the importance of learning basic French vocabulary

The year-long celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the start of the Irish language revival movement was among the topics presented to students on the Leaving Cert Irish paper one examination. Here Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Joe McHugh Minister of State for the Irish Language, with students from Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail Choir, Movill, Donegal at Government Buildings for the launch of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 last December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teachers broadly pleased as Bliain na Gaeilge, economy and environment appear

Mixed response to higher level paper which featured ‘a lot of lead in to questions’

Volcano Fuego during an eruptive pulse in El Rodeo, Guatemala on June 3, 2018. Students were asked about volcano activity in the Junior Cert Geography exam. HO/AFP/Getty Images

Students interested in current affairs would have benefited from the inclusion of topics related to world events

Students were asked about a text taken from An Lamborghini Buí, a novel by Iarla Mac Aodha Bhuí. Photograph: iStockphoto.

Vocabulary generally associated with higher level found on ‘interesting and engaging’ second paper

The two-hour paper is broken into three sections. Photograph: iStockphoto

Most happy with paper while reaction to listening comprehension section was mixed

File photograph showing members of the Irish Coastguard (Howth/Skerries Division) taking part in a rescue exercise on the Liffey. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Exam paper would have rewarded students who have engaged in current affairs

Students were asked to complete 9 questions in total and were tested on reading and writing with competence; understanding characters and responding imaginatively to texts.

Second exam under new curriculum brings some surprises but leaves students happy

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exam fortnight starts with English paper as Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert exams get under way

Brooklyn band The National opened their European tour in Cork last year.

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Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor,  Dr Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel, Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, and Minister for Education Richard Bruton at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Mark Stedman

New development made possible after largest private donation in history of the State

Journalist Sarah McInerney. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

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Prof Damian Mc Manus reading a copy of a 14th century Brehon manuscript in the Long Room of Trinity College. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Precious manuscripts extend across 1,000 years of our Irish literature and learning

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Coimisinéir Teanga commends Department of Education for move to address demand for Irish language schooling

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