Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come

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“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá […]

Is the Irish language still important?

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The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking […]

Blocking Sinn Féin’s referendum at QUB would be a defeat for democracy

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Queen’s University Belfast’s branch of Sinn Féin recently petitioned for a referendum on a United Ireland at the educational institute.