Sunday 20 August 2017

FG policy on Irish language will be divisive

Were Fine Gael to succeed in making Leaving Cert Irish optional it would be mission accomplished for the dark forces in the Department of Education, which for the past 30 years has been sticking pins in the doll that is our national language.

National bilingualism is not a pipe dream but a day-to-day reality for many thousands.

That we still have an Irish language at all is testament to the courage and vision of concerned parents who decades ago realised the importance of setting up their own Irish language primary and secondary schools.

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