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Semi-OT: Gaeilge to get official EU status

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  • Muirghein
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6212033.stm ... More on the Beeb. YiS, Baintighearna Muirghein Dhaire Faoilciarach /| Dreiburgen Web Minister
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 27, 2006
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6212033.stm

      >Irish language to get EU status
      >
      >The Irish language (Gaeilge) is set to get official status in the EU
      >on 1 January, bringing the total to 23.
      >
      >The European Commission says Bulgarian and Romanian are expected to
      >get official status on the same day, when the two Balkan countries
      >join the EU.
      >
      >According to Ireland's 2002 census, 1.57 million of the four million
      >population can speak Irish.

      More on the Beeb.

      YiS,
      Baintighearna Muirghein Dhaire Faoilciarach /|\
      Dreiburgen Web Minister http://www.dreiburgen.org
      (any posts to e-mail lists do not reflect official
      opinions unless specifically stated otherwise)
    • wingedwolves
      my grandmother was raised in ireland and had to be snuck to classes to learn to speak irish. i think it s wonderful the language has become acceptable again!
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 28, 2006
        my grandmother was raised in ireland and had to be snuck to classes to
        learn to speak irish. i think it's wonderful the language has become
        acceptable again!

        abigail
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