Tuesday, 2 October 2007

McGimpsey plugs Irish Language cash leak

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey has addressed wasteful madness whereby all press releases and advertisements for his department were automatically translated into Irish.

It is precisely this type of profligate nonsense (predictably introduced by Bairbre de Bruin), of no benefit to anyone, which undermines goodwill toward the Irish Language lobby.

Hopefully this rare instance of common sense will not soon be overturned.

3 comments:

Kloot said...

The money could be better spent on providing educational and promotional resources for the language.

Chekov said...

Indeed. Although I would suggest given that this is money for health it would still better be spent in providing a better health service.

Kloot said...

true indeed... responsibility for the language should come under the remit of Education and the budget some come from there, not health