Friday 27 April 2018

I applaud Emer on her stance

Sir -- I would like to applaud, once again, the bravery of Emer O'Kelly for stating a few harsh truths, this time facing down the bullies who succeeded in forcing the Government to back down from its very reasonable proposals regarding the teaching of Irish.

I was a very good pupil at school as I was taught all subjects in Irish by a master -- who then punished me for not speaking Irish when I was playing with my less fluent mates.

I see that these bullies are still active. They forced RTE to give them a radio station and a TV station of their own. Yet they are trying to plant the seeds of their desire in all our English-speaking stations, hoping it will spread like a cancer, and eventually infect us all.

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