Monday, 14 April 2014

Twenty-four to Go

Last month the Blether Region discussed how three Ulster Unionist councillors had walked out of a presentation on Irish given to Down District Council by Linda Ervine.

Now it appears that the same stunt has been pulled in Magherafelt, with the councillors involved this time around bizarrely retaining the right to pass remarks about the percentage of Irish spoken at the boycotted event (presumably a veiled attack on Mrs. Ervine, who came to the language late in life).

What next? Well, there are another 24 councils to go, and come next year there will be 11 new ones, although, unfortunately for those whose lives revolve around such grand gestures, on some of them more enlightened attitudes towards Irish are likely to prevail.

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