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Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?

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THE GOVERNMENT IS abolishing the system which gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they use the Irish language.

Irish language group Conradh na Gaeilge has criticised the move as a blow to the Irish language-speaking community. However the Government says the system has not worked in promoting Irish and there are better ways to promote the language.

What do you think: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

Poll Results:

No, it's unfair (2031)
There should be a different way of encouraging the use of Irish in the public sector (1978)
Yes, it helps to promote the language (650)

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