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    BBC News - Assembly measure gives Welsh status 'equal to English'

    Welsh is soon to be given equal status with the English language in Wales.

    Irish will inevitably be given similar status in Northern Ireland.

    It would be quite difficult to oppose the introduction of a Irish language policy when the precedence has been set by Wales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glucose View Post

    Irish will inevitably be given similar status in Northern Ireland.

    It would be quite difficult to oppose the introduction of a Irish language policy when the precedence has been set by Wales.

    You read it first on P.ie.
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    There is nothing about Irish in the Link.

    This is legislation being introduced by the Welsh Assembly.

    The two situations are not in any way comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glucose View Post
    BBC News - Assembly measure gives Welsh status 'equal to English'

    Welsh is soon to be given equal status with the English language in Wales.

    Irish will inevitably be given similar status in Northern Ireland.

    It would be quite difficult to oppose the introduction of a Irish language policy when the precedence has been set by Wales.

    You read it first on P.ie.
    Why is it inevitable? And what do you mean by a policy? Do you mean precedent? I actually read it first in the source you quoted

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    Welsh is spoken as the day to day language by a vast majority of Welsh people.

    Basically, they speak Welsh to each other and English to everyone else.

    I wish Ireland was like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Welsh is spoken as the day to day language by a vast majority of Welsh people.

    Basically, they speak Welsh to each other and English to everyone else.

    I wish Ireland was like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Welsh is spoken as the day to day language by a vast majority of Welsh people.

    Basically, they speak Welsh to each other and English to everyone else.

    I wish Ireland was like that.
    I must say that while I have no ill-will against Irish or Irish speakers, I have no desire to speak it or have it spoken to me. I'm quite content to speak english, being the native language of myself, my family, and my friends as well as the vast majority of people I interact with on a day to day basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    I must say that while I have no ill-will against Irish or Irish speakers, I have no desire to speak it or have it spoken to me. I'm quite content to speak english, being the native language of myself, my family, and my friends as well as the vast majority of people I interact with on a day to day basis.
    Good for you. The same is true for me in Irish.

    What's your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antsrathcam View Post
    Good for you. The same is true for me in Irish.

    What's your point?
    That trying to compare the status Irish to Welsh is nonsense.

    how many countries in the world have a token "first language" that needs to be translated for the vast majority of the population?
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    This thread should be in the NI Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    This thread should be in the NI Forum.
    Oh no you didn't!
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