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  • Jan 11, 2012
  • 06:29 PM

Can TG4 recapture some good feeling about Irish?

Niamh Hourigan / Irish Times
Fulfilling its public service remit to broadcast programmes in the Irish language will always be a hugely complex task for TG4 because attitudes to the language are so complex. Census data and Irish language attitudes surveys continually show a high proportion of the Irish population is favourably disposed towards the language. Yet, smaller numbers of Irish people speak the language every day, and within this population, there is huge variation in their language competence.

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