Monday, 24 August 2009

Éirigí, Aliaj Politikaj Partioj kaj la Irlandalingvo

…de Slugger O’Toole:

Éirígí, the new kids on the republican block have been in the mouths of the people, or at least in the mouths of political nerds for a few weeks now. I know that in Belfast that they have attracted a fair scattering of younger Irish speakers but I wonder what impact they will have on the wider organisation?

Section 3.5. of Éirígí‘s constitution, also available in Irish on their website states .. To promote the revival of widespread, everyday usage of the Irish language across Ireland, and to encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role of Irish culture in contemporary Ireland.

That is pretty standard stuff. No radicalism. No imagination.

In my experience the republican socialists in Dublin are perhaps one of the more alienated from the Irish language of the political viewpoints described as republican, will this provide a source of tension in the future? I predict it will…..

[* Interesa diskuto!]

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