Tell a lie often enough and loud enough, and eventually it becomes the perceived truth. From RTÉ:
“Minister of State at the Department of Education Ciarán Cannon has said the education system has failed people in respect of the Irish language.
Speaking on the TG4 programme Róisín, Minister Cannon said the language was a priority for him and he hoped it was turning a corner.”
All of which is complete and utter nonsense. The education system has not failed in the teaching of Irish. What has succeeded is the state’s 90 year old policy of ghettoising the Irish language in the education system and institutionally discriminating against Irish-speaking citizens and communities outside of it.
This is, after all, a nation where speaking Irish can get you arrested.