The Marc Coleman Show, to be broadcast on Dublin’s Newstalk radio, will be examining Ireland’s relationship with the Irish language and its Irish-speaking communities between 9 and 10pm on Sunday. Guests are expected to include Séan Mag Leannain, a former senior civil service who recently expressed his concerns in relation to the state’s antipathy to its Hibernophone citizens, and Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, a well-known television presenter and activist. I was very kindly invited on the show but unfortunately work commitments make it unlikely that I will be able to participate. You can listen live here. Meanwhile the current affairs website An Tuairisceoir carries a brief overview of the reactions expressed today at the unprecedented meeting in Liberty Hall by representatives of cultural organisations from around Ireland as they discussed the increasing erosion of Irish language rights in the country. Unsurprisingly the gathering went virtually unreported in the Anglophone media.