Teaching irish language in irish schools is a quaint idea for keeping the language alive, but lets face it, it’s useless. When will u ever use it? Anytime i’ve spoken irish to an irish person (with my extremely limited vocabularly) ppl just give me that confused vacant stare because they know even less irish than me after 14 years of force fed gaelige. Chinese on the other hand is going to be the lingua franca of international business if current trends continue. Any other nationality already has a head start on us by learning a widely used international second language from the beginning of schooling. The mandatory teaching (notice i didnt say learnning) of irish language is in fact a hindrance to the prosperity of irish ppl. Anyhow, enough raggin on irish everyone knows it already, but what about teaching chinese to toddlers eh?