Simon Doyle writing in today’s Irish News notes that not one of the 76 schools using the Primary Languages Programme to fund language teaching of Irish come from that sector comes from the state sector. The initiative is described as intended (presumably amongst other things) ‘to promote the Irish language amongst Protestant children’. Perhaps it is a ‘problem’ that needs a little more than money thrown at it..?
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