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21 August 1997 Edition

Signs of twisted thinking

21 August 1997

Shameful is the only word which can describe the decision of the Students Union at Queen's University to take down bilingual signs and replace them with English-only versions. Pathetically, this is described as helping to provide a ``neutral working environment''. What it really represents is an insult to Irish speakers in the college itself and in the wider community. The twisted thinking which sees the Irish language as a threat and which regards its exclusion as leading to more harmonious living must be challenged. The role of the Fair Employment Commission in promoting this anti-Irish move is particularly sinister. Free article

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