Newton Emerson: DUP has failed to de-dramatise Irish language debate

Arlene Foster, pictured at her party's annual conference last month has done nothing to prepare the DUP grassroots for a shift towards accepting Irish language legislation. Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
THE lack of an Irish language act is not why Stormont collapsed, nor is such legislation considered sufficient to put devolution back together again. However, it has become such a totemic obstacle [...]

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