Signs of a ceasefire in the ‘Culture War’?

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LABHAIR Ardmhéara Bhéal Feirste, An Bardasach Gavin Robinson ón DUP, amach go poiblí ar son na Gaeilge ag seoladh leabhráin, Logainmneacha Bhéal Feirste, ar na mallaibh.

B’ócáid thar a bheith suimiúil í, dar le hAodán Mac Póilin, fear a raibh baint aige le gluaiseacht na Gaeilge i mBéal Feirste le fada agus a oibríonn le hIontaobhas Ultach, foilsitheoir an leabhráin.

“Ní bhfuair mé duine ar bith ón DUP ariamh ag moladh na Gaeilge go dtí an oíche sin,” a dúirt sé.

D’fhógair sé, agus é ag caint ag seoladh an leabhráin, go raibh ábhar aige, mar Phreispitéireach, a bheith bródúil as an obair a rinne an pobal sin ar son na Gaeilge.

“Seo fear de chuid an DUP, an páirtí is naimhde in éadán na Gaeilge ag labhairt amach ar a son. Tá athrú éigin ag teacht ar mheon an phobail Aontachtaigh sa Tuaisceart, tá sé fadálach, b’fhéidir nach bhfuil sé ach ina thús, ach tá sé thar a bheith suimiúil go bhfuil duine de lucht an DUP sásta a rá go raibh an Ghaeilge mar chuid d’oidhreacht s’aige féin agus é sin a rá go poiblí,”, a dúirt Mac Póilin.

Is féidir an chuid eile den scéal seo a léamh in Gaelscéal na seachtaine seo / The other part of this story can be read in this week’s Gaelscéal.

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