Friday 9 December 2016

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?

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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.

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