Colm McCarthy's proposals to deny the Irish language practical recognition and official support – by inter alia abolishing the Department of the Gaeltacht, stopping the funding of Irish summer colleges and ending services in Irish such as bilingual publication of a very limited number of official documents – would do much harm and make only marginal (if any) savings. If we truly wish to become an English state, then let us treat for union with England, a nation from whom we could learn much regarding a sense of duty, love of country and of the common good.

Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh BL

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