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Thursday 18 January, 2018

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'
# Column
# Column

Attitudes towards Irish: 'You can't speak that in the delivery room, I'm not racist I say it to Muslims too'

Jan 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 76,546 Views 116 Comments

Irish speakers are sharing things that are said to them about the Irish language – but are replacing it with other languages, Peter Kavanagh explains.

Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 155 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

Friday 25 October, 2013

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 26 Views 32 Comments

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

Thursday 9 August, 2012

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.

Aug 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,432 Views 34 Comments

Our society has become used to regarding older people as a drain, writes Peter Kavanagh. But in these times, everyone has to pitch in.