Wow! Logic and reason has been displayed by the Irish civil service in relation to the Irish speaking citizenry of the state. Or did the barrage of national and international criticism become too much to ignore? From the Irish Times:
“Cross-Border Irish-language body Foras na Gaeilge has abandoned its controversial “new funding model” following a board meeting in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal.
The body said on Friday it would not proceed with the “new funding model” but would instead try to find an alternative solution to “restructuring” the Irish-language sector while “co-operating” with other language groups.
The announcement marks a major reversal in policy for Foras na Gaeilge, which had been promoting the proposal as an alternative to the core funding of Irish organisations.
Language-planning experts and the groups affected had criticised the plan as unworkable.”
Democracy at work? In Ireland? Miracles do happen…