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Sinn Fein to introduce compulsory Irish for welfare recipients.

Posted by Jason O on Dec 20, 2010 in Irish Politics, Not quite serious. |

Louth Sinn Fein candidate Gerry Adams MP, MLA has announced details of Sinn Fein’s commitment to the Irish language. “The problem is, most Irish people do not get enough encouragement during their day to day lives to appreciate our beautiful native tongue. What this new policy will do will be to ensure that welfare recipients will learn to realise that the language is not only part of our rich heritage, but an actual vital part of what it will mean to be Irish under a Sinn Fein government. People will see just how vital it is when they try to collect their dole.”

In the North, Sinn Fein have announced a deal with the DUP whereby a similar provision will be made to encourage Ulster-Scots. As part of the agreement, free DVDs of Rab C. Nesbitt and various Billy Connolly shows will distributed to homes to assist in learning the dialect.   

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