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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:23 am 
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Cork wrote:
Great post, Redwolf, very insightful, and thank you!

There's an old Russian saying, however, that whomever could fail to keep one eye on the past and one eye on the future is a fool.

English could well be in Ireland's future, but Irish is known to be in Ireland's past, and present, including all Irish people.

The conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland goes back a few hundred years or so, but the language is much older than that.

And, basically, that's why I couldn't see a connection between politics and the Irish language.

Indeed, as a commonality, perhaps a shared interest in the Irish language between these factions could only help to unite them.

I hope you are correct in this hope.However the 'conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland' - in so far as this phrase makes any geographical sense - can only be dated to 1922 when Partition came into being.


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