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Jim Gibney: We need a step-change in attitudes towards the Irish language

President Michael D Higgins is an Irish language scholar while his predecessor Mary McAleese learned to speak Irish after she was elected president. Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ireland's president Michael D Higgins is an Irish language scholar. He is a great advocate and ambassador for the language using it as naturally as he uses English. Former president Mary McAleese lea[...]

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