Monday 27 March 2017

Putting up swine flu signs as Gaeilge a joke

In the wake of the farcical and surreal Official Languages Act, we already have next to useless prominently Gaelicised tourist signs in Dublin, Gaelic-only emergency evacuation instructions in our trains (obviously useless in the event of an actual emergency) and Gaelic-only road safety signs which appear to be more about teaching Gaelic than contributing to road safety.

However, now I see that the Commissioner for Languages, Sean Curran, is castigating the HSE for not putting up swine flu information sheets at our airports in Gaelic.

Given that there is not a single human being on the entire planet that is monolingual in Gaelic, is there no end to this nonsense?

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