Monday, 12 January 2009

“Scéal Speisialta”

…de la Belfast Telegraph:

Belfast's Irish language radio station has landed a major scéal speisialta — scoop — in an interview with former First Minister Ian Paisley.

In it, the DUP leader talks of his long interest in St Patrick and his admiration for the sacrifices and dedication of great Irish figures like St Colomba.

The famous ‘no’ man of Ulster politics said ‘yes’ to the interview when approached at an exhibition he was opening with former Belfast Lord Mayor and Ulster Unionist Party MLA Ian Adamson.

But the ex-Free Presbyterian Moderator speaks only in English during the five-to-six minute question and answer session which Raidió Fáilte 107.1FM is to broadcast later this week.

Station manager Fergus Ó hÍr said the piece was part of its mission to endeavour to prove that Irish is a common cultural heritage which belongs to everyone...

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