Thursday, 30 March 2006
Irish Language: Statements.
John Deasy (Waterford, Fine Gael)
The Minister has been shouting us down on this issue for long enough. When my party leader mentioned compulsory Irish we were branded as Irish haters. The Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Hanafin, said if it was up to Fine Gael we would not have an Irish language. Every time we raise these issues, we are branded as being instinctively against the Irish language.