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Barack Obama or Queen Elizabeth, Best Irish?

Best Irish Speaker for First Timer

Whose Irish was better: Barack Obama or Queen Elizabeth?

Personally we thought the Queen’s pronunciation was quite good. It was great to hear both speak Irish, though. Even if it was only a few words.

Only in Ireland could something like Barack Obama’s car get stuck on a bump happen. How can they do a complete sweep of the country only to miss a little bump at the American Embassy’s gates that may cause a problem. We don’t think that will be forgotten quickly.

The STAR Team

Yu Ming is ainm dom: Great Irish Video

Yu Ming is ainm dom, Irish Language Short Film

On my travels the other day, I was introduced to this video.

Whilst very amusing its balances really well the reality of Irish and the use of our language.

I thought it was great so wanted to share this with our fellow language visitors.

The STAR Team

No further budget cuts for Irish Language Organizations

No Further Budget Cuts Confirmed

Foras na Gaeilge confirmed last week that no further budget cuts to Irish Language organizations will happen this year. This is good news for organizations who now know their budgets for the year.

Éamon Ó hArgáin of Foras na Gaeilge confirmed on Raidió na Gaeltachta that the budgets cuts where now completed.

The budget for Foras Na Gaeilge was cut by 10% last year. They have also confirmed that they have sought cost reductions from a number of their suppliers to reduce costs by 8% in this area.

Foras na Gaeilge also intend to reduce the amount of sponsorship funding they provide, and the amount of money they spend on advertising.

The STAR Team

Irish Placename Website Launched

www.logainm.ie  the placename reference site was officially launched by Éamon Ó Cuív T.D, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

If you need to find the correct placename translation in Irish then check out www.logainm.ie.  This new public website provides the official Irish language names of almost 100,000 towns and streets throughout the country.