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# english - Monday 14 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question Taxi-ing Questions

Should taxi drivers here have to take an English language test? The NTA is asking that question

A new questionnaire is being posed by the National Transport Authority as part of its review of how drivers should be licensed to work in the industry.

# english - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

# english - Friday 30 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam ASTI

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

# english - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test Taxi

New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test

Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.

# english - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille Hooligans

French police fire tear gas at English soccer fans in Lille

Thousands of English fans have gathered in Lille ahead of their match in the nearby city of Lens tomorrow.

# english - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match The Irish For

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

# english - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match Mblíp Mblíp

8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.

# english - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Good Is Your Vocabulary? Pop Quiz

How Good Is Your Vocabulary?

Do you talk real good? Find out in here.

# english - Saturday 24 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English? Wicked Tongues

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

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

From TheJournal.ie Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

# english - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 common mispronunciations that are guaranteed to drive you up the wall Chicargo

# english - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 words you’ve never heard that perfectly describe your life Bad Language

9 words you’ve never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

# english - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days… or so they say Nonsense

If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days… or so they say

Met Eireann is predicting dry weather in most of the country today.

# english - Monday 13 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Domhnall Gleeson called himself ‘British’ at Comic Con The Force Awakens

Here’s why Domhnall Gleeson called himself ‘British’ at Comic Con

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

# english - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 16 ways this year’s Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year’s Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# english - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up Day One This post contains images

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

From The Daily Edge Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn’t handle it Leaving Cert

Bono popped up on English Paper I and people couldn’t handle it

His contribution was fairly gas.

# english - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear? Flies To Wanton Boys

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?

# english - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie That ‘other referendum’ could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution Opinion

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

From The Daily Edge 7 Irish words and phrases that English just can’t match As Gaeilge

7 Irish words and phrases that English just can’t match

A tense silence? “The slumber of the sneaky pig.”

# english - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh Grainy

Watch English and Australian people try to pronounce Bláthnaid, Oisín and Meadbh

Basically, no one outside of Ireland knows how to say our names.

# english - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

From TheJournal.ie Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English Do You Speak It?

Supermarket apologises after telling staff to only speak in English

The policy included rest breaks.

# english - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

# english - Monday 15 December, 2014

From Business ETC Skype’s newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

Skype’s newest feature will translate English-Spanish video chats in real-time

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’ Independence

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

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate Class Of 2014

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

It’s all about the Maths results.

# english - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let’s be inspired to pay attention to the details English

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let’s be inspired to pay attention to the details

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

From TheJournal.ie How would you have done in today’s English Paper 2? Eyes On Your Own Paper

How would you have done in today’s English Paper 2?

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

# english - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Plan to convert Loreto Abbey back into school “incredibly ambitious” say property managers Rathfarnham

Plan to convert Loreto Abbey back into school “incredibly ambitious” say property managers

The disused building — where Mother Teresa studied English — was purchased by the Department of Education this week from NAMA.

# english - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

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

From The Daily Edge 11 newly-invented words that perfectly describe everyday situations Words For That

11 newly-invented words that perfectly describe everyday situations

We need these words in our lives.

# english - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

# english - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Wenger: Arsenal ‘no chance’ of signing Suarez

The transfer window ‘starts now’ for the Gunners chief, he says.

Mourinho to resume Rooney chase after United clash

“We want to do something with Rooney,” Mourinho said after the ‘lucky’ defeat of Villa.

Spanish Super Cup: Neymar earns Barca a draw in first leg at Atletico

David Villa had opened the scoring against his old side. And celebrated.

Lambert livid with referee after Chelsea loss

Two decisions centring on John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic infuriated the Villa boss.

# english - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Ivanovic heads winner as Chelsea keep in winning habit ahead of United trip

The Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

# english - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

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

From The Daily Edge 14 ways Irish people have made English their own Come Here To Me

14 ways Irish people have made English their own

It’s probably a complete wreck-the-head for English speaking visitors.

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