Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Leaflet Campaign Against Ó Cuív

The Blether Region can today reveal details of the anonymous leaflet campaign being waged against plans for the Irish language published by the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív. The page pictured was delivered to the offices of an Irish-language organisation in Belfast. It reads:

"Éamon Ó Cuív and his Plan for Irish

Promoting a plan for the 26 Counties alone, sidelining the all-island arrangements, threatening the funding of Irish … BUT, still, he thinks,

More republican than the republicans themselves …"

According to a report in the latest edition of The Sunday Tribune, the Minister is a member of the Fianna Fáil Northern strategy committee currently setting up fora across Northern Ireland. It is too early to say what effect, if any, the controversy over his plans for Irish will have on his party’s ambitions.

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