When the cúpla focail just aren’t enough to cut it

The arrival of dozens of Sinn Féiners and the advent of a fluent Taoiseach has meant that there is more of the first official language being heard in the Dáil and its environs these days.

2nd April, 2011

The arrival of dozens of Sinn Féiners and the advent of a fluent Taoiseach has meant that there is more of the first official language being heard in the Dáil and its environs these days. But sometimes you’d wonder if the quality of the Irish is somewhat less than, er, Homeric.

Finance minister Michael Noonan answered a question as Gaeilge at last Thursday night’s press conference by starting with,...

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