O’Toole wants Dingle name restored The Kingdom Newspaper (Dingle in the News) 7/1/2006
DINGLE born senator Joe O’Toole has welcomed the government’s decision to rename the country within the EU as Éire Ireland.
But he warned that the decision equated very closely with the desire of the people of West Kerry to retain the name of Dingle.
“It’s nice to see the bit of bilingualism and nice to see the Gaeilge given its rightful place on the European stage. This is a sensible and logical decision of the government.
“Obviously Minister Éamon Ó'Cuív must have been out of the room when the cabinet made the decision,” he said.
Senator O’Toole said the Taoiseach and his ministers must understand the views of the people of Dingle.
“They want the same for their home place. They want the name of their town given back to them and that’s Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis,” he added.
“It is bilingual. It is giving full status to our native tongue and it is a sensible and logical aspiration,” Senator O’Toole stated.
“Éire Ireland, Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis - isn’t there a lovely symmetry and rhythm about them both?”
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