Prank Letter – Reply from Minister for Gaeltacht

August 15, 2007 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

On Monday I posted this prank letter that I sent to Eamon Ó Cuiv, Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, proposing an Irish Texting Dictionary for young people. Here is the Minister’s reply: >>>

Reply from Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs

Dear Joseph,

Many thanks for your lovely letter of the 8th September, in relation to the possibility of developing the Irish language and making it suitable for texting telephone messages in Irish. I certainly thought the idea was very novel.

I would suggest that you contact Foras na Gaeilge regarding this issue, as issues of dictionary etc. are part of their remit.

Foras na Gaeilge is a North/South body, funded jointly by my Department and the Department of Arts, Sport and Leisure in Northern Ireland. Their address is Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

You might be interested to know that my children text me regularly in Irish and use some abbreviations; however, their text language is not quite as complicated as the one outlined by you!

Is mé, le meas,
Eamon Ó Cuiv,
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs

Other Prank Letters

I also sent the same letter to Trevor Sargent TD, then leader of the Green Party. Here is his reply.


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