Yesterday’s Irish Independent featured a letter pleading for support from readers for a new campaign to remove obligatory Irish language teaching from the education system. Thereby, presumably, creating a two-tier education system, one for English speakers and one for Irish speakers (didn’t we have something like that before? I thought, in part, we fought a revolution over it? Oh well..).
The idea received some enthusiastic support:
“The new Indo comments on this topic are a real eye opener. It turns out that I am not alone in the world world of the Gaeliban. If commentary is anything to go by, there are lots of there is after all , lots of fellow citizens who reject the premise that being an English speaker is somehow Un-irish. So “Sing it out, sing it loud, I’m Anglophonic Irish and proud !!!”
(Apparently being “Anglophonic Irish” doesn’t actually include an ability to write in the English language, though)
The email address of the new campaign is: “voteAgainstIrish…”. Which sort of says it all, really.