Recently I asked an opposition party spokesperson to put down a question to Minister Éamon Ó Cuív asking him when he plans to implement the section of the Official Languages Act that deals with road signage.
Under the section of the act it is envisaged that all future road signage with have comhstádas/equal status to Irish and English.
Currently as you all probably know Irish is in an inferior smaller position on most of our road signage sending out the message that the Government is not serious about the language.
According to Éamon Ó Cuív- from the legal advice he has received- this section of the act cannot be implemented.
Surely changing the Department of Transport road signage guidelines would be a simple straightforward matter for Noel Dempsey- an Irish speaker?
Perhaps IBEC do not agree with implementing this section of the act? Either way could FF/GP/PD members on this site tell me if they are going to do anything within their parties to try to get this section of the act implemented?