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Should Leaving Cert Irish be dropped, or just reformed?

While all parties want Irish teaching reformed, Fine Gael wants it dropped as a mandatory Leaving Cert subject. Is it right?

ONE OF THE MAJOR policies that’s seen discussion in the last few days is Fine Gael’s plan to remove Irish as a compulsory subject for students taking the Leaving Certificate.

The party’s plan would see the subject dropped as a mandatory subject from the Leaving Cert, after the curriculum is reformed – but other parties, most notably Fianna Fáil, say they’d rather simply reform how the language is taught, and not dropped.

So – who’s got it right, Enda or Micheál? Which policy should Ireland adopt: drop Irish as a mandatory subject, or simply reform it?

Poll Results:

Just reform it (629)
Drop it (477)

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