If you read that Ireland’s prime minister plans to resign, you’ll want to know:
Fine Gael (feen uh gayle) = Irish Family
Fianna Fáil (fee ahn uh foyle) = the Fianna were mythological bands of warriors, led by Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool), a cross between Paul Bunyan, Achilles, and Robin Hood.
Fáil means field or hedge and by metonomy or synecdoche, I can never remember which is which, is a synonym for the land of Ireland.
Taoiseach, tay shuck, means “leader.”
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