Saturday 24 February 2018

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?

Please sign in or register with for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss