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Schoolchildren and learning languages

Published 09/09/2016

Much fuss in the media about the new UK initiative to improve exports by teaching 5,000 children Chinese.

A pity that Sinn Fein's long established language initiative in Northern Ireland has not received similar notice.

Despite naysayers' claims that increasing numbers of schoolchildren learning Gaelic, which they say is a virtually moribund language, is a waste of time and money, they ignore the very real potential of the policy to increase our annual exports to the Donegal Gaeltacht by as much as £3.50.

Dissenter

Carrickfergus

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