Friday 28 July 2017

Learning Irish is a right to treasure

I HAVE heard the recent reports on Fine Gael's plans to make the Irish language an optional subject at Leaving Cert level.

As a Leaving Cert student myself, I was outraged at these reports and fear that the right of the young people of this country to learn and speak Irish is in jeopardy.

I am not from the Gaeltacht and I am not a fluent Irish-speaker, but I love this language and I can guarantee you that I represent the views of the young Irish people who are afraid to speak out on this issue.

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