Keeping Irish as a core subject
February 24, 2011
In a petition sent to Deputy Enda Kenny, and signed by more than 160 people from all over Mayo, Coiste Dúiche Mhaigh Eo of Conradh na Gaeilge has called on the leader of Fine Gael to reconsider its policy towards the Irish language. They informed him they were very grieved that the Fine Gael policy lowered the status of the language by making it optional in the Leaving Certificate.
They asked him to give further consideration to the matter and to retain Gaeilge as a core subject in the Leaving Certificate. They informed him that they believed that the policy would do irreparable damage to the language within a very short time. They acknowledged his goodwill towards the language and his wish to advance it but they said that this was not the way to do it.
They agreed with him that the current education system was not serving the pupil or the language satisfactorily. They pleaded with him to re-visit the Fine Gael policy towards the language and to support it. Dar le urlabhraí Chonradh na Gaeilge sa chontae níl fianaise dá laghad ann a léiríodh go n-éireodh lena leithéid de pholasaí.
The Connaught Telegraph