posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 12:19 PM
On the news recently, we have heard of DUP politician complain about the Irish language. David McNarry recently said that he is tired of listening to
Irish being spoken at Stormount.
What we need to know is what is wrong with the Irish language?
We have had Tony Blair promise Sinn Fein that there would be an Irish language legislation back in 2006 at St Andrews. Now culture minister Edwin
Poots said that it could not be done because of the cost amongst other reasons. Personally I'd love to hear these, but I'm pretty sure that I wont.
And suprise suprise David McNarry had this to say about the news that the Irish Language legislation looks to be set aside;
"Respect, understanding and tolerance in relation to linguistic diversity would have been fundamentally undermined by the proposed act," he said.
"The Irish Language Act would further politicise Irish, place an undue and costly emphasis upon it and allow it to be used as a cultural weapon in an
Now how could the Irish language be a weapon?
Ever since this legislation was proposed it was opposed by the loyalists/unionists (or whatever else they like to call themselves)
I know that there are some Protestants who really couldn't care less, but some obviously believe that the language should be wiped out because their
foreign ancestors tried to take over the land (and did for some amount of time) and have EVERYONE living by their rules, language, tradition and
Personally, I think that this is unacceptable that they are already breaking their binding promises from both the Good Friday Agreement and the St
as you can see from this link, it says that Poots opposes the introduction of this act
[edit on 14-3-2008 by speight89]