Sunday 17 December 2017

Gaeilgeoirí need to use heads, not hearts

IN the national media, very few letters on Fine Gael's proposal to make Irish an optional Leaving Cert subject have been composed as Gaeilge.

We all know why; they want their feelings to be read and understood. Only the Gaeilgeoir clique would bother translating. Perhaps it is time the lovers of the language looked to their heads rather than their hearts in analysis of the state of the language and how we can move it forward.

I believe investment should be moved towards dedicated Irish language schools, for which there is a huge demand, and away from those who simply have no interest.

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