Saturday, 7 November 2009

Malkovrita la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

Our pal in Nua Eabharc Daithí Mac Lochlainn spotted the TUV u-turn on this one first: the party branded Irish a leprechaun language and then recanted with a simple bashing of Irish language.

The party has now apologised.

This BBC report notes that the term "leprechaun language" was first famously used by Sammy Wilson in the 1980s during a City Hall debate.

It was actually used as part of a motion to throw me out of the council at my first meeting in November 1987 when I had spoken Irish.

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