Leaving the last word to the wise
May I be so bold as to say I am one of the few people who strongly agrees with and supports Fine Gael's policy on the Irish language.
From my understanding, Irish will still be compulsory up until Junior Cert level. After this, students will be allowed to choose Irish as an optional subject for the Leaving Cert as they would with other subjects.
Given the influence of the Leaving Cert on third-level entry and in preparation for work, the least we owe our students is for them to decide what subjects will best suit their abilities, interests and suitability for their future career/education after the Leaving Cert.