Linda Ervine

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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

Linda Ervine started learning Irish eight years ago. Unlike the majority of people on this island, she didn’t learn it at school and it seemed alien t(...)

Eoin Ro Wilson casts his vote during the Irish Youth Referendum  in west Belfast. Photograph: Matt Bohill Pacemaker

“Tiocfaidh ár lá,” declared a smiling Mike Nesbitt to the 12-17 year-olds from Ballymurphy’s Glor na Mona youth club in very nationalist west Belfast.(...)

A participant in th eCork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork: Women who have represented Cork politically at both local and national level served as a collective group of Grand Marshals at the St Patrick’s(...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

Linda Ervine, who was responsible for bringing the Irish language in to loyalist east Belfast: “As long as it’s used as a weapon, the language has no future. But as a bridge it has a bright future.” Photograph: Arthur Allison

The most impressive politician I met in 2015 was Julie-Anne Corr Johnston, a 28-year-old member of Belfast City Council, representing the small left-(...)

Strange journey: Linda Ervine at her office. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

There’s a community garden outside East Belfast Mission, and its little signs are in three languages: English, Polish and . . . Irish. This is a bit o(...)

The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about the Irish language. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The East Derry DUP MP and Assembly member Gregory Campbell was today denied speaking rights in the Assembly chamber after making mocking remarks about(...)

Linda Ervine: Ian Paisley was “turned upon” by his own people, “but for the wrong reasons”.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Ian Paisley was an old man who did a lot of damage, took credit that was due to others and eventually came to realise the damage he had done, Gaeli(...)

Newstalker: Ivan Yates

Listening to Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, there are times when they sound less like news anchors and more like a vaudeville double act. As if there (...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

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