Thursday, 6 March 2008

Konvertado de Ministro Poots? la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

You would have to be an optimist indeed to believe that Edwin Poots is undergoing a Damescene conversion in relation to the Irish language but a little éinín tells me he will open the landmark Pobal conference on language rights in the Europa Hotel tomorrow morning.

The Minister for Culture had to admit in the Assembly this week that he had swotted away every invite he received to Irish language events since taking up office. In fact, I had asked him along to a few events myself until to receive the inevitable 'Dear John' letter. Edwin's excuse was that he's not "a speaker of Irish" (though a learned enough authority, I note, to block the Irish Language Act). Of course, he attends Ulster-Scots events though he can't speak Ullans and dare say he's been at a few rugby events though he may not play with the oval ball...

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