So, we are no further forward in regard to being governed by our local political representatives.
I find it difficult to understand why Sinn Fein and co are making such an issue out of the Irish language.
Now contrary to what some Irish republicans may believe, the majority of people on this small island, Catholic, Protestant, and other faiths I may add, find no problem in getting on with their life.
As a “blow-in” to the Kircubbin community, I daily witness full co-operation between those of differing faiths.
Yes, some undoubtedly have strong feelings towards their Irish/British allegiance, but passing the time of day, assisting each other when the “chips are down”, and including crossing the threshold of each other’s church when the occasion arises, is a society that I enjoy being a part of.
The time has surely arrived for Sinn Fein and co to return to the assembly where this would be a sign of strength, not weakness, giving them the opportunity to let the people to decide on the installation of the Irish language.