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Thread: Are Irish speaking Gardai really a priority now?

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    Default Are Irish speaking Gardai really a priority now?

    So we have a police force that uses private computers (data protection much) , has no money to put cameras in stations to protect everyone form police/prisoner violence yet no doubt full priority will be given to send cops off to Carraroe and Spideal for a bit of re-education.

    For all we know someone insisting on using Irish maybe hoping that the garda doesnt have the patience to find another cop so is hoping to be let off. Surely Irish speakers have an obligation not to act the d1ck and be as helpful as possible whoever they are dealing with.

    God forbid that that a mutation creates a gay muslim Irish speaking traveller who is also vegan and lactose intolerant , as Scottie would say "the system can ne take it!"


    Irish language awareness programme for gardaí - RTÉ News

    An Irish language awareness programme is being developed for gardaí following concerns about the competence of some members of the force to conduct business through Irish.

    It follows an investigation by An Coimisinéir Teanga, who is launching his annual report in Galway.

    The office monitors how public bodies comply with the provisions of the Official Languages Act.

    A total of 756 complaints were made last year - the largest number since the office of An Coimisinéir Teanga was established.

    Most were resolved informally, but 13 formal investigations were instigated.

    In one instance an Irish speaker who had been stopped for a minor road traffic matter in Dublin was arrested and detained until a garda was found to deal with him through Irish.

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    As long as Irish remains as one of two, constitutional, national languages, this is the kind of thing you will get. Little point bitching about the language commissioner etc.

    Personally, I would remove it. That would put an end to all the nonsense.
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    Go deimhin.

    Mar sin, it would probably require a constitutional amendment as it is deemed to be the first language in Bunreacht Na h-Eireann and the public have a right to conduct business with the state as Gaeilge
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    In a gaeltacht yes. Although in this case
    In one instance an Irish speaker who had been stopped for a minor road traffic matter in Dublin was arrested and detained until a garda was found to deal with him through Irish.
    yer man was a dick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    In a gaeltacht yes.
    is being beaten up in Irish any more pleasant than being beaten up in English? maybe wondering what the dude is saying will take my mind off the pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    In a gaeltacht yes. Although in this case yer man was a dick!
    Should have been done for wasting police time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    is being beaten up in Irish any more pleasant than being beaten up in English? maybe wondering what the dude is saying will take my mind off the pain
    AH but being beaten up in Irish just sounds so more poetic petunia
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    Irish language awareness programme for gardaí - RTÉ News

    Coimisinéir Seán Ó Cuirreáin said he was struck by the fact that gardaí who had been educated to Leaving Cert level and completed training in Templemore were unable to ask a driver "Cad is ainm duit?" or seek his address through Irish.
    On foot of the investigation, gardaí are to receive a laminated card with useful Irish phrases to ensure they can conduct some business through Irish.

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    "Speaking Irish isn't a crime. When I investigated this matter I detected an attitude among certain members of the gardaí involved in the case that Irish speakers should be treated as if they were speakers of a foreign language in this country which professes to have two official languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corelli View Post
    As long as Irish remains as one of two, constitutional, national languages, this is the kind of thing you will get. Little point bitching about the language commissioner etc.

    Personally, I would remove it. That would put an end to all the nonsense.
    Quite right, however there is not one politician in this country with the guts to do that. When Ahern was lobbying to have Irish recognised as an official European language we all ralled round waving the green flag particularly as the cost of translating legislation into Irish was going to be funded by the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    On foot of the investigation, gardaí are to receive a laminated card with useful Irish phrases to ensure they can conduct some business through Irish.
    The Irish education system how are ya

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