Noel Whelan: Sinn Féin has weaponised the Irish language
Party leadership only cares about language as a means to score a political win in North
Parliament buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Reuters
Once more politics in Northern Ireland is mired in stalemate. So much has again got lost in translation. It goes far deeper than a mere dispute about statutory support for the Irish language.
The divergence in political cultures, which were papered over by the powersharing Executives, has again been exposed.