|Official Statement tweeted by The Flying Enterprise. (9/9/2016 - note incorrect English used!)|
|Cormac at RnaG|
He found it totally incomprehensible that, as was alleged, a complaint was received because he used his own language. His own experience was that customers appreciated and indeed were delighted to hear it been spoken and he often spoke it with customers who had some familiarity with it or who were from Gaeltacht areas.
When contacted by the programme management stated that he had been warned about speaking Irish and thay as they employed several nationalities and that chaos would ensue if they all spoke in their own language. It did not matter if it was the National language as ‘English-speaking business!"
Cormac could not fathom, nor can he yet, this attitude. "I would not work in that place again!' he declared.
The establishment in question, Cork's The Flying Enterprise, was also contacted by the Radio station and an incredibly narrow minded viewpoint was shown by the management there.
People must speak a certain language in the same way as they must wear special clothing in the bar. There was a "Language Code" in use in this tavern, “because it is a hospitality business”. When he was reminded by the interviewer that Irish is the national language of Ireland the reposte was "We're all Europeans!"
Maybe this attitude will change when that nation, whose language English is, leaves the European Union!
Don't hold your breadth!
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