Fine Gael policy on Irish language

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu May 25 17:44:36 UTC 2006


Hey, Jeffrey!  thanks for this! There've been so few discussions recently
about anything on this list I was beginning to wonder what had happened.

Hal


On 5/25/06, Jeffrey Kallen <jkallen at tcd.ie> wrote:
>
> Anyone who is interested in the recent statements from Enda Kenny (a
> fluent
> Irish speaker, incidentally, and the leader of the Fine Gael party) in
> favour of making Irish optional in the schools and in the reaction to this
> position, may be interested to know that an on-line petition addressed to
> Fine Gael has been opened up at
> <www.PetitionOnline.com/gaeilge/petition.html>. The petition allows room
> for people who have signed (1383 so far) to add their comments, and these
> comments are quite interesting for anyone who follows the debates on Irish
> language policy today. You do not have to sign the petition to read the
> names or comments on it.
>
> Jeff Kallen
> Trinity College Dublin
>
>
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