The public should be entitled to free Irish lessons - not the State
Let me begin by saying I think it's absolutely fantastic that six TDs have shown the initiative to sign up to Irish language classes through the Oireachtas to "brush up on their skills".
Complaints have been made in the past about the abysmal standard of our national tongue in our national parliament and I, for one, am ecstatic to see that some of our national representatives are making the effort to get up to standard.
I, unlike a lot of people online, don't even mind that it's 'taxpayer funded'. There are a lot of worse things, in my opinion, that my tax money goes to paying - including politicians salaries. At least this time, it's going to something I really care about.