Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Cumann an Fhéineachais la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

A powerful group of Irish American lawyers are being urged to put the British Government in the dock over a ban on the use of the Irish language in Northern Ireland's courts.

Belfast attorney Michael Flanigan, who is championing a high-profile test case to overturn a 1737 British law which forbids the speaking of Irish in courts in Northern Ireland, says the Brehon Law Society could play a key role in highlighting this "civil rights travesty"...
...Rob Dunne, newly-elected President of the Brehon Law Society in New York and an attorney with the New York law firm of O'Dwyer and Bernstien has pledged to respond to the Belfast SOS.
“The Irish language ban in Northern Ireland’s courts is exactly the type of injustice that Paul O’Dwyer and Frank Durkan founded the Brehon Law Society to fight against," he told the Irish Echo...

La Lingvoj de Bretonio

…de Région Bretagne:

Après avoir été fragilisées depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle, les langues bretonnes (le breton et le gallo) considérées par l’UNESCO « en danger sérieux d’extinction », retrouvent peu à peu leurs places dans la société bretonne.

Aujourd’hui, 8,5 % de la population bretonne parle breton. Collectivités locales, monde associatif, médias et nombreux bénévoles œuvrent pour promouvoir ces langues régionales et préserver la richesse représentée par ce patrimoine…

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Apollo Santana

…de la Evening Leader:

A major campaign has been launched to create a new Welsh language centre in memory of a former mayor of Denbigh.

Among the campaigners is a Chilean human rights champion who lives in North Wales and is learning Welsh.

Apollo Santana and his fellow campaigners are dedicating their crusade to the memory of ex-Denbigh mayor David Jones, who devoted his life to promoting links between Wales and Latin America.
Mr Santana is a member of the Flintshire-based Friends of Popeth Cymraeg (Welsh Unlimited).

Klaskerien ha Treizherien Soñjoú Accordages:

L’opération "Quêteurs et Passeurs de mémoire" est une initiative du Conseil général du Finistère.

Elle propose une mise en relation des jeunes scolarisés en breton, les Quêteurs, et des bretonnants de naissance, les Passeurs.

L’objectif visé est à la fois culturel et social : sauvegarder et transmettre le breton populaire, sa richesse et sa diversité et favoriser les liens entre les générations.

…de it@cork:, the world’s largest online Irish Language bookshop, won the Eircom- sponsored Golden Spiders award as the best e-business in Ireland for 2008.

The award was presented to Litriocht owner, Tom Fitzgerald in a Gala ceremony in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Friday 20 November., is based in Cill Chúile in Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry, and is part of the Bard na nGleann group, based in Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Co. Cork.

Irlandalingva Ĵurnalo Fermiĝas

…de la Belfast Telegraph:

Northern Ireland's only Irish language daily newspaper is to close with the loss of eight jobs, it was announced today.

West Belfast-based La Nua (New Day) will shut at the end of the year after more than two decades in production because official funding has been withdrawn, its managing director said.

Mairtin O Muilleoir added that a proposal to provide a service online at reduced cost had been rejected by all-Ireland sponsoring body Foras na Gaeilge.

Foras said there were not enough readers and sales figures were not high enough.

Mr O Muilleoir said: "At a time when a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) Quarter is taking shape in west Belfast, the decision to stop publishing a daily newspaper is counterintuitive and unwise."

Sunday, 14 December 2008

La Corrigan Fratoj kaj la Irlandalingvo la Limerick Post:

The Corrigan Brothers came together four years ago as Hardy Drew and the Nancy boys and came to prominence with a rap in the Irish language called “Cupla Focal” (a few words).

They followed this with a song about a tragic yet hilarious relationship that found them appearing on the RTE comedy show Podge and Rodge in a series called Ballydung Idol.

They lead the Ballydung Idol competition for eight weeks eventually coming second.

[* Bildo de la blogo, Nascent Narratives.]