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May 29, 2012

AN SIONNACH FIONN

Following on from my criticism of Gerry Adam’s speech at the 2012 Sinn Féin Ard-Fheis in Cill Airne for failing to address in any meaningful way the specific equality needs of Ireland’s Irish-speaking communities and citizens I’ve had a look through the motions passed at this year’s convention searching out those relating to the Irish language (yes, I know, but someone had to do it). Out of 176 motions debated on the floor a grand total of 9 (that’s nine) related to the Irish language. And even a couple of those were fairly tangential. The details are as follows:

Motion 9

This Ard Fheis commends:

a) The work of Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilin in the promotion of the Irish language and the Irish-language strategy which is currently being brought forward by her department;

b) Her intent to pursue the creation of an Irish Language…

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