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Protestors outside Government Buildings on last week angered at the appointment of Joe McHugh as Gaeltacht minister. Photo by: Photocall Ireland

The Irish language doesn’t need a minister

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Protestors outside Government Buildings on last week angered at the appointment of Joe McHugh as Gaeltacht minister. Photo by: Photocall Ireland

That is why we persist with "reviving the language" even though we all know it's pointless. That is why our children are still having Irish forced down their throats even though so many of them hate it. That is why everything from our driving license to our electricity bill comes in Irish and English, despite the costs involved.

And that is also why we had all this nonsense last week about the junior minister for Irish who cannot speak the language. Instead of telling the fior gaeilgoiri to get stuffed, Kenny has sent the unfortunate McHugh off to Irish classes for the summer.

The real question we should be asking ourselves is not why we have a minister for Irish who cannot speak the language. It's why we have a minister for Irish at all.

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