Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party

The DUP leader Arlene
Is a caring and sharing cailín
But that Irish word
By her can’t be heard
Or she’ll have to kick up a scene

John Moynes

Rollingnews

11 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Milo

    Its quite fundamental this and almost smacks of linguistic apartheid by the DUP. To deny people an act that enshrines their right to speak their chosen native language is a bit racist. I hope people in the republic would wish the same rights for those in the north, as we do in matters of gender rights. They are both essential elements of identity.

    1. scottser

      Did their Scots planter descendants not speak Gaelic? Could they not come at this with a ‘shared heritage’ perspective?

      1. Milo

        Of course they did. Nearly every town and village they live is named in Irish as many were named by those same planters. Its blatant sectarianism. A few years ago, there were a few Unionist politicians who began to embrace Irish, but they have hardened now and not an inch. Its a battle they will ultimately lose.

        1. Cian

          All this means that if (when) there is a united Ireland that the DUP’s attitude will be a lot closer to that of the 26 counties than SF’s attitude. I could see a FF-DUP government by 2025.

  2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Ahhhhhhhh go on! That was a good one wot you modded.

    Ah well. I’ll just keep trying to sneak ’em past yizzers.

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