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Paigntonian | 21:44 Sat 27th Mar 2021 | News
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According to the last four census figures there's no-one in Scotland who only speaks Gaelic and 1.1 percent who speak both Gaelic and English.

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gness: ummm said: "Some of the schools in Ireland are Irish speaking only. " - I was responding to that.
Those who attend Irish speaking schools also speak excellent English. You have a problem with those who are fluent in more than one language? Its abuse?
not at all, ummm implied that they speak only Irish, I was responding to that.
How is this news?
Then you should inform yourself before assuming that we are abusing and disadvantaging our children. Quite the reverse.

Of course we speak English....if you know your history we had to. There isn't one Irish person who doesn't speak English.
Ummm said we have Irish speaking schools. We do. But our children speak English too. Did you not know that?
gness: "Then you should inform yourself before assuming that we are abusing and disadvantaging our children. Quite the reverse." - I think you should challenge people like ummmm wh seem to mis representing you.
"Of course we speak English....if you know your history we had to. There isn't one Irish person who doesn't speak English." - glad to hear it
"Ummm said we have Irish speaking schools. We do. But our children speak English too. Did you not know that? " - she said you have Irish ONLY speaking schools, perhaps you should have a chat with her.
They speak English at home. You are very ignorant and judgemental, TTT
ummmm, how am I judgemental? at 22:51 You wrote "Some of the schools in Ireland are Irish speaking only. " - look a bit closer to home love.
....so It's my fault you didn't explain yourself? right oh!
Not sure TTT is copping on, Ummmm. :-)
gness, I know that my brotrher lives in Ireland I've visited 100s of times I'm in the IRFU 4FS but why do you let people like ummm misrepresent you? She's the one you should be looking at be old china.
But it's fact. There are Irish speaking schools. I don't understand your issue. Would like the whole word to just speak English?
I don't have an issue ummmm, I did not doubt what you said, in fact I embraced it. Gness then had a go at me. Perhaps you and gness need to have a chat.
I understood what Ummmm posted. If you’ve visited so often you surely must know how our Irish speaking schools work? So why the nasty comments about what attending one does to our children?
yes I do but I'm always prepared for new information, I thought that ummmm had that. Again I suggest it is her that misrepresents you.
Research has found that children who're raised as bilingual find it considerably easier to then go on to learn other languages. e.g. my cousin's bilingual (Spanish/English) children are likely to find it far easier to learn, say French or German, than children who've only ever spoken English.

So children attending Irish-speaking schools (but who also speak English) will find it easier to learn French than children in schools where only English is used. Similarly, children who attend Welsh-speaking schools in North Wales find it easier to learn French than, say, children in London do.

So, far from being 'disadvantaged', children in Irish-speaking schools have an advantage over those who only ever get to speak English.
Exactly, Chris.
yes bang on chris, I agree.
pity that ummmm needed to try and score points when we seem to agree anyway.
Ahhh...you should have said you've changed your mind since 22.55, TTT.... :-)

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