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Hanafin turns TV judge for new Irish series

Nick Bramhill

Published 12/01/2012 | 05:00

Lorcan Mac Gabhann, Mary Hanafin and Rossa O Snodaigh are the judges on 'An G-Team'
Lorcan Mac Gabhann, Mary Hanafin and Rossa O Snodaigh are the judges on 'An G-Team'

FORMER Fianna Fail minister Mary Hanafin is back, as part of the 'G-Team' tasked with getting thousands to speak Irish on a daily basis.

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The ousted TD is a judge on a new 10-part series on TG4.

'An G-Team' aims to get English-speaking communities to talk 'as Gaeilge' every day.

Initially, more than 100 small towns and villages aimed to become the top Irish-speaking community outside the Gaeltacht and win a €40,000 Foras na Gaeilge-sponsored prize. The numbers were then whittled down to 12.

The live final will be screened on March 18.

Ms Hanafin will be joined as a judge by Kila band member Rossa O Snodaigh and Lorcan Mac Gabhann, CEO of Glor na Gael.

'An G-Team' begins at 8pm this Sunday on TG4.

Irish Independent

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