[lg policy] The Irish For: Brexit and the rise of Hiberno-English With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union this year, it’s time for Hiberno English to become the official language of the EU, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha. 7 hours ago 16,816 Views 26 Comments Share102 Tweet Email3 Darach Ó Séaghdha This the latest dispatch from our columnist Darach Ó Séaghdha, author of the award-winning and bestselling Motherfoclóir. Every week, Darach will be regaling (re-Gaeling?) us with insights on what the Irish language says about Ireland, our society, our past and our present. Enjoy. 2019 HAS ARRIVED and barring an unprecedented act of cross-party political heroism- or an entirely unprecedented act of kicking the can down the road – it will be the year of Brexit. If you’ve been following the Nuacht on RTÉ or TG4, you’ll have heard them refer to this event as Breatimeacht – a literal translation of Brexit. The carelessness of this word in English is both frustrating an

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