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16 October 2014
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UACHTARÁN NA HÉIREANN

Mary McAleeseSan agallamh eisiach seo do BLAS, labhraíonn Uachtárán na hÉireann, Máire Bean Mhic Giolla Íosa, faoin suim mhór atá aici féin sa Ghaeilge. Chonacthas di gur cheart go mbeadh Gaeilge ar a toil ag Céad Saoránach na tíre. Mar sin, ó thoghadh í mar Uachtarán, chuaigh sí go díograiseach i mbun a cuid Gaeilge a fheabhsú.

In this exclusive interview for BLAS, Uachtárán na hÉireann, Máire Bean Mhic Giolla Íosa, talks about her interest in the Irish language and her determination to continually improve her fluency. Feeling strongly that the first citizen of Ireland should be fluent in the native language, she worked hard on improving her Irish from day one of her Presidency in order to be able to set a good example to the people.

Tugann Eoghan Ó Néill cuairt ar Áras an Uachtaráin le labhairt leis an Uachtarán.

 

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Ach, níl an scéal iomlán againn go dtí go gcloisimid óna múinteoir, is é sin an Feirsteach Ray Mac Mánais. Bhuel Ray - an ndéanann sí a cuid obair bhaile?!

To get the full story, Eoghan has to speak to the President's Irish teacher, Belfastman Ray Mac Mánais. Does her Excellency do her homework?!


But first, the Presidential tutor introduces himself...

 

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In 2003, Ray Mac Mánais also wrote the Presidential biography. Around the time of its publication, he spoke to Lynette Fay. You can hear that interview here...>

 

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