Irish-medium education and casual nationalism

Unsurprisingly, Catriona Ruane has expressed her support for the expansion of the Irish-medium education sector in Northern Ireland. Her comments come ahead of her attendace at a fundraising event in Downpatrick for the local Irish nursery school. Among the items for sale are a Bobby Sands biography signed by the survivng hunger strikers, a copy of the Belfast Agreement signed by John Hume and a two bottles of whiskey – one to commemorate Mary McAleese’s election as RoI president and the other to commemorate John Hume’s receipt of the Nobel prize.