A majority of people think Irish should be optional in Irelands schools

first_imgA majority of people think Irish should be optional in Ireland’s schools A new poll shows more than half believe the compulsory requirement should be dropped. By Daragh Brophy Apr 4th 2017, 7:31 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3322821 THERE’S SUPPORT FOR changing the compulsory requirement for learning the Irish language in Ireland’s schools.According to a poll carried out by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live last night, just over half of people believe it should be optional.Here’s how the results break down:Q: Should learning Irish be optional in schools? Short URL 53% – Yes42% – No5% – Don’t knowPeople were also asked whether they would be prepared to pay more tax in order to fund State-owned social housing. Here’s how those results broke down:17% Yes74% No9% Don’t knowThe poll questions were asked yesterday. The research panel has 1,000 members, all aged over 18.Read: Donald Trump donates part of salary to National Park Service >Read: Police say St Petersburg attack carried out by suicide bomber as death toll rises to 11 >center_img Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 7:31 AM 122 Comments Share17 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/ESB Professional 13,405 Views Image: Shutterstock/ESB Professionallast_img read more