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The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms

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This is the latest dispatch from our columnist Darach Ó Séaghdha, author of the award-winning and bestselling Motherfoclóir. Every Sunday morning, 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.

BEFORE THIS WEEK you may have been forgiven for thinking that a prorogue was a professional trickster.

The term was new to many this week, leading to a mild spike in Google and online dictionary searches.

While prorogue is variously listed as scoirim or díscor, the state of parliament being in suspension is referred to as ar fionraí.

Bunreacht na hÉireann has never been the best-loved book from this island of writers, but after the week that’s been, most of us are grateful that we have a written constitution.

And though the citizens of the Republic have seen fit to amend the........

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