An announcement from the European Parliament on its increasing recognition of Irish as an equal language of the European Union, via a report by the Irish Times newspaper:
“The European Parliament website is now available in Irish, the parliament has announced in a press statement. All major sections of the Europarl website are now in Irish, including the Portal, News, MEPs, About Parliament, Plenary, Committees, and Delegations. The mobile version and the visitors’ website – Visits, Parlamentarium, House of European History – are also available in Irish-language versions. In addition, the website’s newsroom is updated daily in Irish and includes major stories and election-related content. There are also dedicated election and results websites in Irish to cover the forthcoming European elections and the parliament is tweeting in Irish at @Europarl_GA.”
Meanwhile over at Oireachtas na hÉireann, the Irish parliament, this whole “equality” thing between citizens of Ireland who speak Irish or English seems to be for “foreigners” only. They are sticking with the state’s tried and trusted “second-class Irish” policy.