Irish clothing stores bans Irish wording on employee’s jumper

Primark’s clothing store in Belfast recently told an employee to stop wearing a jumper bearing the Irish phrase Nollaig Shona (‘Happy Christmas’). Reports say a manager told the employee that Irish language on clothing might offend some people—though wording in Spanish would be acceptable. Ironically, Primark is based in the Republic of Ireland. It was…… Continue reading Irish clothing stores bans Irish wording on employee’s jumper

Irish language in the Black Country

I listened to a 10-minute online talk about the Irish language in the Black Country. The Black Country is an area in the West Midlands, adjoining Birmingham to the west. The talk The Irish Language in the Victorian Black Country (Gaeilge sa Tír Dhubh Victeoiriach) is by Simon Briercliffe, a doctoral student at Birmingham University…… Continue reading Irish language in the Black Country