Sunday 22 October 2017

Brand Ireland must not be allowed to die

The Government must reverse its policies against immersion in Irish language schools, writes Marc Coleman

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.

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