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Ceremony honours those who died while peacekeeping

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On Sunday, May 27, Post 9, Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA), honoured the 94 Irishmen from the Defence Forces, An Garda Siochana and civilians who died while serving on UN peacekeeping missions across the world.

Irish - is it time to declare a language emergency?

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‘Most of us don’t want to speak Irish, but we like to have Irish in our lives’, writes the provocative Desmond Fennell, in one of his concluding essays in his just published autobiography.* ‘We cherish Irish, the surveys show, as a precious part of our national heritage. We are glad there are Gaelscoileanna, a Ráidió na Gaeltachta and a TG4; that the destinations of buses are shown in Irish as well as English, and to hear that there is a magazine of news and comment in Irish on the internet. We would not like everything in Ireland to be in English only’.

 

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