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There’s No Irish In Ireland!

The Hidden Ireland blog highlights news of discrimination against the Irish-speaking communities and citizens of Ireland for their English-speaking peers who are often unaware of what is being done in … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Gaeltacht Bill 2012 – Progress Or Hidden Agenda?

The FG-Lab coalition government has finally produced its long expected Gaeltacht Bill 2012, the most controversial piece of legislation to be published in relation to the Gaeltachtaí or Irish-speaking regions … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

We’re in the middle of Seachtain na Gaeilge, the celebration of culture and identity that is the 109-year old Irish Language Week, and two very different views of the current … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

The State Of Irish – In The Irish State

In today’s Irish Times (following on from yesterday’s bizarre anti-Irish rant by Ann Marie Hourihane) Finbar McDonnell examines the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government’s attitudes to it’s Irish speaking citizens in these economically straitened times: “THE VIBRANT Seachtain na Gaeilge … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Heard The One About The Self-Hating Irishman?

From the Mayo News yet more depressing evidence of how no one hates the Irish as much as the Irish themselves: “Gaeltacht communities who call for bilingual road signs ‘should be careful what they wish for’, as … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

The Future Is Irish

Yesterday the Irish government announced a major review of how the state legally recognises certain regions of the country as Gaeltachtaí or Irish speaking areas. In the future it may be … Continue reading

February 9, 2012

A Second-Class Education For Second-Class Pupils

The recent announcements by the FG-Lab coalition government that is to “re-adjust” teacher-to-pupil numbers in classrooms acroos the country has drawn a groundswell of condemnation, not least in the Irish speaking communities where (surprise, surprise) the cuts are … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

Fighting For The Truth

There is a letter in The Irish Times from a host of Irish civil rights campaigners, journalists, businesspeople, academics and student leaders protesting the decision by the Irish government to abolish the Office of An … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fine Gael, “No Irish Here!” – A Flashback From 1938

The wonderful Irish Election Literature blog does it again with this Fine Gael election poster from 1938 protesting against “Migrants” in County Meath. That’s Irish-speaking migrants, as FG opposes the … Continue reading

October 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

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