Europe has had to bail Ireland out, and it is austerity for all. Surely we can't afford silliness like this ? Even if...if you agree with spending the money on the Irish language : surely it would be better spent elsewhere ?
Irish spoken nine times at EU meetings - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 09, 2013
Irish is recorded as having been spoken just nine times by Ministers at EU meetings over the past two years. In the European Parliament it is the least spoken of all 23 official languages.
Despite Irish being an official language in the EU since 2007 it is rarely spoken in any of the institutions.