Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Protestants should be wary of learning Irish

GEORGE Chittick is quite right to say that no Protestant should learn, or speak, Irish (News, February 3). And this is why.

The idea that there was always an aboriginal, native Gaelic Irish nation speaking the Irish language is proven historical nonsense – and then along came the invading Brits and stole their land.

So to promote and learn this so-called Irish language is doing nothing more than being used by republicans as "useful fools".

Perhaps they should take heed of the words of a high-profile Sinn Fein member, spoken a number of years ago: "The Irish language is as strong a weapon as guns".

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Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

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