SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.
# english - Sunday 24 April, 2016
There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.
# english - Thursday 4 February, 2016
# english - Saturday 24 October, 2015
The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?
# english - Tuesday 22 September, 2015
This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear
# english - Saturday 29 August, 2015
Just leave us here to cry.
# english - Monday 20 July, 2015
@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.
# english - Wednesday 15 July, 2015
Met Eireann is predicting dry weather in most of the country today.
# english - Monday 13 July, 2015
Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.
# english - Friday 5 June, 2015
We all need a laugh at this difficult time.
# english - Wednesday 3 June, 2015
“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”
His contribution was fairly gas.
# english - Sunday 31 May, 2015
The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?
# english - Tuesday 19 May, 2015
That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution
Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.
# english - Saturday 11 April, 2015
A tense silence? “The slumber of the sneaky pig.”
# english - Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Basically, no one outside of Ireland knows how to say our names.
# english - Wednesday 4 March, 2015
One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.
The policy included rest breaks.
# english - Friday 30 January, 2015
Peig, never far from our thoughts.
# english - Monday 15 December, 2014
As well as supporting two spoken languages, Skype Translator Preview also supports more than 40 languages on its instant messaging service.
# english - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’
If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.
# english - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
It’s all about the Maths results.
# english - Monday 16 June, 2014
Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?
# english - Thursday 5 June, 2014
Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?
# english - Saturday 8 March, 2014
The disused building — where Mother Teresa studied English — was purchased by the Department of Education this week from NAMA.
# english - Saturday 22 February, 2014
Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.
# english - Monday 21 October, 2013
We need these words in our lives.
# english - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.
# english - Thursday 22 August, 2013
The transfer window ‘starts now’ for the Gunners chief, he says.
“We want to do something with Rooney,” Mourinho said after the ‘lucky’ defeat of Villa.
David Villa had opened the scoring against his old side. And celebrated.
Two decisions centring on John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic infuriated the Villa boss.
# english - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
The Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
# english - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.
# english - Monday 12 August, 2013
It’s probably a complete wreck-the-head for English speaking visitors.
# english - Thursday 20 June, 2013
Thanks a lot, ma.
# english - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# english - Thursday 6 June, 2013
# english - Monday 13 May, 2013
# english - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
The Spaniard insists resting his players, including Lampard and Terry, is crucial to their success.
# english - Wednesday 3 April, 2013
The outhalf has kicked Saracens and England to a number of vital wins over the past two seasons.