Saturday April 4, 2020

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Following last week's column, here are some further ruminations on the Irish language and its place in the nation's heart and future.

16th March, 2014
Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh: the RTE presenter is grateful if anyone even says slan to her. Picture: RTE

With hindsight it might not have been too clever to write in a critical fashion about Gaeilgeoiri­ in the middle of Seachtain na Gaeilge, as I did last week.

The backlash has begun, though not in a pitchforks and torches kind of way, more in the shape of some gentle admonishments from people who are keen speakers of Irish and who would rather not be daubed as fanatics.

What I was trying to point...

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