Fine Gael: No need to speak Irish if you are responsible for the Gaeltacht July 9, 2010Posted by Garibaldy in Fine Gael.
Frank Feighan is an interesting choice for the new Fine Gael spokesperson for the Department for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs. He feels it isn’t “too important” that someone in his post speaks Irish, but despite this he may learn a few lines to help him out in his new role. Big of him. Naturally, the Irish-speaking community is less than pleased at this insult. Nor is this the first time that someone with this portfolio has lacked Irish – Fianna Fáil have form here as well. So all of you experiencing the atavistic urge to shout “treaty-signing west Brit blueshirt bastards” restrain yourselves. It’s another example of the failures of the political elite in the south to protect and foster the Irish language that has been going on since the foundation of the state, all rhetoric to the contrary.