Tonight Pádraig went to a gathering of postgrads in Dublin City University (DCU) who had organised their monthly meeting around the Irish language. The talked about the politics of language, the use of it, and language technologies. One of the speakers, Siobhán Seoighe, came over to say ‘hello’, they had worked together on Irish language issues.

Pádraig really enjoyed that session. Even more when one of his sisters was calling on the phone and became really interested in the topics of the session, being a little annoyed that she hadn’t made it.

We promised ourselves and him that we’ll do this kind of thing more regularly. Nothing like a bit of stimulation of the mind!

Earlier today, Catherine talked to Joe Duffy on Ireland’s most popular phone-in show about the terrible brain injury her son David suffered while on holidays in Crete, her plans to bring him to Germany for early neuro rehab, and the An Saol Foundation.