TITLE

What has the Irish language ever done for us? For a start, it might deal with the household charge

AUTHOR(S)
PAUL DRURY
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Daily Mail;3/16/2012, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
ELL, there you Ware now! Those cynics whose constant refrain is 'What good is the Irish language ever going to do us?' have finally been given their comeuppance. Who would ever have thought that the poor old 'first national language' might score a victory beyond the combined capabilities of Joe Higgins, Richard Boyd Barrett and Mick Wallace? Not that we are quite out of the woods yet, of course. But there does appear to be, if nothing else, at the very least a plausible legal case for getting the new household charge delayed, simply because of the Government's tardiness in translating all the enabling legislation into a language that is spoken by no more than 50,000 people.
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