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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
Of course unionists have a right to be in Ireland because of the history, but they had no right to steal the native people's land, nor rule over them at the point of a gun, nor have the right to ignore the democratically expressed will of 78% of the Irish people in 1918 by partitioning the national territory to establish a failed sectarian statelet.

The democratically expressed wishes of the Irish people in 1998 accepted the right of the British to rule the north for as long as the majority in there want them to. Do you not think we should go by the more recent vote?

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #76 on: November 24, 2017, 08:58:33 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

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« Reply #77 on: November 24, 2017, 10:19:12 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

Shameful stats

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #78 on: November 24, 2017, 10:36:57 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

Or the stats support the urgent need to promote the language...

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #79 on: November 24, 2017, 10:57:39 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

Or the stats support the urgent need to promote the language...

Exactly. Stats can be twisted to suit any argument by the right person.
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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2017, 11:29:44 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/
What percentage if Scots speak Gaidhlig? ?
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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #81 on: November 24, 2017, 11:49:18 AM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/
What percentage if Scots speak Gaidhlig? ?

Can't find anything on frequency of use but from Wikipedia:

"In the 2011 census of Scotland, 57,375 people (1.1% of the Scottish population aged over three years old) reported as able to speak Gaelic, 1,275 fewer than in 2001. The highest percentages of Gaelic speakers were in the Outer Hebrides.  Only about half of speakers were fully literate in the language. Nevertheless, there are revival efforts, and the number of speakers of the language under age 20 did not decrease between the 2001 and 2011 censuses."

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2017, 12:06:47 PM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

In your haste to get a dig in at the Irish language you showed your complete inability to master the basic principles of writing a simple sentence in your mother tongue. Laughable.

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2017, 06:37:38 AM »
At the DUP annual conference Belfast this saturday evening, the idea was broached that if an election is averted then the DUP will be ready to make a deal on the ILA.
Foster was reported (in the Irish Times)  https://tinyurl.com/yczctoeq  'to be  conciliatory and respectful when talking about the language while restating that in return Sinn Féin must respect British culture'.

So SF must respect British culture? I was curious to read more on what that respect would entail.
Wikipedia states in it's Culture of the United Kingdom web page that "The United Kingdom is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g.Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin) and inventions"


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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
At the DUP annual conference Belfast this saturday evening, the idea was broached that if an election is averted then the DUP will be ready to make a deal on the ILA.
Foster was reported (in the Irish Times)  https://tinyurl.com/yczctoeq  'to be  conciliatory and respectful when talking about the language while restating that in return Sinn Féin must respect British culture'.

So SF must respect British culture? I was curious to read more on what that respect would entail.
Wikipedia states in it's Culture of the United Kingdom web page that "The United Kingdom is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g.Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin) and inventions"

Norf Island is not British, why would SF be required to show any more than cursory respect/ambivalence to English, Scottish and Welsh culture?

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #85 on: November 26, 2017, 07:46:20 AM »
At the DUP annual conference Belfast this saturday evening, the idea was broached that if an election is averted then the DUP will be ready to make a deal on the ILA.
Foster was reported (in the Irish Times)  https://tinyurl.com/yczctoeq  'to be  conciliatory and respectful when talking about the language while restating that in return Sinn Féin must respect British culture'.

So SF must respect British culture? I was curious to read more on what that respect would entail.
Wikipedia states in it's Culture of the United Kingdom web page that "The United Kingdom is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g.Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin) and inventions"

Norf Island is not British, why would SF be required to show any more than cursory respect/ambivalence to English, Scottish and Welsh culture?
All/most North Irelanders are automatically British citizens, by dint of birth.
The DUP now want Sinn Féin to respect Darwinism as part of a quid pro quo.
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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #86 on: November 26, 2017, 09:05:01 AM »
At the DUP annual conference Belfast this saturday evening, the idea was broached that if an election is averted then the DUP will be ready to make a deal on the ILA.
Foster was reported (in the Irish Times)  https://tinyurl.com/yczctoeq  'to be  conciliatory and respectful when talking about the language while restating that in return Sinn Féin must respect British culture'.

So SF must respect British culture? I was curious to read more on what that respect would entail.
Wikipedia states in it's Culture of the United Kingdom web page that "The United Kingdom is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g.Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin) and inventions"

Norf Island is not British, why would SF be required to show any more than cursory respect/ambivalence to English, Scottish and Welsh culture?
All/most North Irelanders are automatically British citizens, by dint of birth.
The DUP now want Sinn Féin to respect Darwinism as part of a quid pro quo.

Norf Islanders are English, Scottish or Welsh as got born in Norf Island? Doesnt make any sense.

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Re: Irish Language Act. Is the only thing stopping Stormont sitting
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »
Latest statistics on the use of the Irish Language in RoI will provide considerable ammunition for those refusing a ILA in N.Ireland...........

http://www.thejournal.ie/census-irish-education-3712741-Nov2017/

In your haste to get a dig in at the Irish language you showed your complete inability to master the basic principles of writing a simple sentence in your mother tongue. Laughable.

But my failure to type 'an' doesn't affect the statistics which show how little the Irish language is used in RoI and its increasing irrelevance for most of the population and your inability to construct a logical argument in response to the statistics.