Brand Ireland must not be allowed to die
The Government must reverse its policies against immersion in Irish language schools, writes Marc Coleman
Published 03/01/2010 | 05:00
Before you go making any New Year resolutions, remind yourself of last year's resolution and ask yourself -- be honest now -- did you stick to it?
I stuck to mine.
This time last year, I decided to use Irish in my everyday work. I made a note of those people with whom I came into working contact who were fluent, and I even changed the answering message on my mobile phone. Incidentally, the number of people with some fluency in Irish is surprisingly high: 1.8 million.