Sunday, 8 November 2009

Pardonpeto Akceptita la Irish News:

Gaeilgeoiri have welcomed an apology from the TUV after the party described Irish as “leprechaun language”...

... Seamus Mac Aindreasa from Irish language campaign group Pobal said it was concerned with the content of the statement, but welcomed the apology.

“I think it’s to be welcomed that TUV have withdrawn the ‘leprechaun language’ part of the statement,” he said.

“That hasn’t been heard since the eighties.

“They have gone as far as to apologise for the headline, but not about what they refer to in their original as a dead language.

“According to census figures and the European Union that is not the case.”...

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