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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

IRELAND: State officials 'threaten survival of Irish language'

The survival of Irish as a language is under serious threat because more and more state officials cannot speak it and use English instead.

Sean O Cuirreain, An Coimisineir Teanga, yesterday said that, on a national level, the native language was secure and protected by state laws.

But the language commissioner added: "The future of Irish as a living community language, even in the strongest Gaeltacht areas, is currently at its most vulnerable level.

Irish Independent

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