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Language woes

Language woes

Despite the assertion of Niamh Cartin ( Irish Independent, February 22), I venture to suggest there wasn’t anything negative in the letter (February 20) from Peter Cosgrove.

As a country on its knees financially, how can we afford to support a ‘first language’ that is spoken by 5pc of the population, while the ‘second language’ (English) is the predominant language?

For a government that appears so enamoured with referenda, perhaps the next referendum should be about the Irish language. ‘Can we afford to retain/support it?’.

Michael Dryhurst
Four Mile House, Roscommon


I am referring to a letter to the editor published in your newspaper on February 20. Being a lecturer in Irish at Moscow State University and a Russian, I am surprised at how easily people in Ireland insult their native language.

Victor Bayda
Foilsithe ar 25 Feabhra 2013 / Foilsithe ar 25 Feabhra 2013

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