Dingle Redux

RTÉ reports an apparent u-turn by the Irish Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív at a meeting of Kerry County Council, except for the proviso that “he will not oppose any decision on the renaming of An Daingean as long as it is within the law.” It is, though, a change from his previously stated position. And there’s a telling paragraph in the RTÉ report

Mr Ó Cuív admitted to a special meeting of the council that he had not anticipated that a Gaeltacht place would want an English name and he admitted that perhaps consultation beforehand was not broad enough.

Quite.