In case you missed it (because you know the newspapers aren’t going to report this one), from RTÉ:
“New figures show that Government departments spent more than €1m on translation costs last year.
However, less than half of this was spent on translating documents into the Irish language.
The figures show that the Department of Social Protection had the highest spend on translation.
It spent more than €360,000 on translation costs into other languages, while the Department of the Environment spent €19,384 on translation into other languages.
The Department of Education and Skills had the highest spend in terms of Irish language translation, with a bill of over €107,000.
The Department of Social Protection spent over €35,000 on translation costs into Irish, and the Department of the Taoiseach spent €33,866 on translation into Irish.”
The next time an Anglophone supremacist decides to attack the equality of rights between Irish- and English-speaking citizens you might remind him or her that we now live in a multicultural Ireland. And that includes those people whose culture is expressed through our indigenous language.