At least one Internet report says that the Irish ministerial representative for European integration has said that Irish (Gaelic) has again been made illegal in Ireland.
In his statement, the ministerial representative reportedly said: “This day, April 01 2013, will go down in the history books as the day where Ireland is truly free of the shackles of the past.”
“The Irish language shamefully costing Ireland millions”
“Our country has been held back by that language. We waste schooling resources teaching it to all children. We waste government resources providing laughable languages to Irish speakers.”
“What’s more, TG4 television is costing millions. This shameful trend must end. We are returning to the 1600’s law that the Irish language may no longer be spoken in private or in public in Ireland. It will be banned from these shores.”
The ministerial representative refused an interview with the now redundant Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Statement this April timed to mark Easter Rising
The shocking statement came just as Easter Rising 1916 commemorations where taking place across Ireland.
The Easter Rising was, ironically, Ireland’s big move towards eventual independence.
Services for learning Irish language accept modern reality
“We saw this coming”, said Eoin, the founder of Bitesize Irish Gaelic. “We have been fighting the crusade of teaching Irish, and may now need to flee to England to continue our service.
“It was becoming clear that Ireland was out-growing its need to have a rural local language which seems to have no longer a place in modern Ireland. With this apparent new policy, people interested in Irish may have no choice but to learn Irish online.”
The future of Irish Gaelic? Let’s look to Berlin
Only time will tell whether the Germanic-led expansion across Europe, known as the European Union, will give support to English or Irish. Analysts observe that English — Earth’s strongest and most beautiful Germanic language — give opportunities for a more efficiently-run union.
Eoin, of Bitesize Irish Gaelic, finally noted: “We now realize how we were only creating a less efficient world by promoting smaller languages. The Irish government’s stated policy must be for the best.”
He also noted: “If you enjoyed this April Fool’s, please retweet it, or like it on Facebook.”