- Jun 13, 2006
You confuse people who support nationalist politics with those of Gaelic origin. Ireland is a mix of people from all sorts of countries.18 Brumaire said:"that particular section of the people of this island" amounts to roughly 75% of the people. In the Republic its about 90%.
Many on the eastern seaboard are of English and or Scottish roots. Gaelic was never the language of their ancestors.
Gaelic is an important and significant language. But it in not the exclusive language of the people as a whole.
You seek to elevate it to a position it doesn't merit.