Dedicated Language Archive Opens in Belfast

October 4, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Speaking about the creation of a dedicated Irish language archive at Coláiste Feirste and St Mary’s University College in Belfast, which contains thousands of records and spans more than 100 years which charts the revival of the language,

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Facebook Don’t Mess With Our Names

September 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE #MyNameIs The Irish Times reported that Irish-language activist group Misneach is organising a protest at the social network’s Dublin headquarters over its real-name policy and the way it has been enforced against users opting to use their Irish-language

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Wales: Language Initiative Welcomed

August 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The General Secretary of the Celtic League has welcomed a new language initiative announced at the National Eisteddfod, Rhisiart Talebot said: “The development of new Welsh language initiatives and the extension of existing ones announced at the National

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Irish Branch Support for EU Language Protest

March 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Earlier this week Yn Conradh Ceilteach/the Celtic League Irish Branch wrote to Liadh Ní Riada MEP expressing their wholehearted support for staging a language strike in the European parliament in protest against what she called the discrimination against

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Financial Support for CLP Welcomed

March 7, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Cornwall Council has welcomed today’s pledge from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to ensure that the Government will continue to provide financial support for the Cornish Language Partnership (CLP). The Government had previously said that it would not

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Irish Language Commissioner Resigns

December 10, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The Irish language Commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin resigned last week from his position after almost ten years, because of what he called the Irish government’s “hypocrisy” in dealing with the Irish language. The Coimisinéir Teanga, whose role it is

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Welsh Language in Crisis!

December 18, 2012

News from Celtic League The results of the 2012 census, released last week, have shown that the number of speakers in Wales has dropped for the first time since 1991, leading campaigners to argue that the language is in crisis. The number of

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Protect Language and Culture from Cuts Call at AGM

November 15, 2012

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Worrying signs that austerity programmes in the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man may lead to cuts in support for national cultural and language programmes were considered at the Celtic League AGM in Karaez, Brittany, last weekend.

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Welsh Teacher Refuses to Pay Fine to English Court

August 16, 2012

News from Celtic Press A man has been sent to jail in Wales for refusing to pay his fine, because it was not written in the Welsh language. Welsh language campaigner and member of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (a Welsh language organisation), Jamie

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Gaelic Month of May in Nova Scotia

May 10, 2012

NEWS FROM CELTIC PRESS The month of May has been designated as Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) language month in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and the area is celebrating by organising various events and activities to promote the language. On their website Comhairle

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