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Jeanie Johnstone leaves Dingle
The Jeanie Johnston Famine ship leaving Dingle at the start of Feile na Bealtaine 2006.  29 Dingle Pilgrims re-enacted the ancient Medieval Pilgrimage route of Dingle to Compostella in Northern Spain

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What people have said
-  Gormley proposes amendments to legislation on changing placenames  [More] 4/29/2008 John Gormley
-  "The name Dingle-Daingean Uí Chúis continues to be a main priority for me…"  [More] 5/30/2007 Jackie Healy Rea TD for Kerry South
-  "The Minister is acknowledging that there is a problem with the signage."  [More] 5/10/2007 publican John Benny Moriarty.
-  "The proposed signs are only a token gesture in the middle of an election campaign."  [More] 5/10/2007 Dingle Business Chamber president John Sheehy.
-  The 67 roadsigns must bear the name ‘ Dingle- Daingean Uí Chúis’.  [More] 5/10/2007 Fergus O'Flaithbheartaigh, Chairman Coiste Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis.
-  "This is part of the fight to restore our proper name of Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis…"  [More] 5/3/2007 Local publican Danno O'Keeffe, in relation to “Baile gan Ainm, Dingle Denied Democracy” poster campaign.
-  "...the government has called an election and ignored the democratic wishes of the people of Dingle"  [More] 5/3/2007 Local publican Danno O'Keeffe, in relation to “Baile gan Ainm, Dingle Denied Democracy” poster campaign.
-  "The issue of Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis has gone beyond a joke"  [More] 4/27/2007 ndependent Senator Joe O’Toole in Seanad Debate 27th April 2007.
-  "...I ask the Leader to appeal to the Minister finally to revoke this order."  [More] 4/27/2007 FG Senator Paul Coghlan in Seanad debate Friday 27th April 2007 (the General Election was called the following Sunday morning, 29th April 2007)
-  "...the total disregard of the democratic wishes of the people of Dingle by an uncaring Government,"  [More] 4/27/2007 FG Senator Paul Coghlan in Seanad debate Friday 27th April 2007 (the General Election was called the following Sunday morning, 29th April 2007)
-  "We now fear that the Government has decided that Dingle has no political clout…"  [More] 4/25/2007 Extract from Coiste Letter to Department Environment 25th April 2007
-  "At our meeting with you in February you allayed our fear …"  [More] 4/25/2007 Extract from Coiste Letter to Department Environment 25th April 2007
-  "The right of a community to plebiscite is recognised and enshrined…"  [More] 4/25/2007 Extract from Coiste letter to Department of Environment 25th April 2007
-  "….the final descision…..lies with you"  [More] 4/23/2007 Extract from Coiste letter to Minister for Tourism, John O’Donoghue TD Kerry South 23rd April 2007.
-  "...93% of the townspeople of Dingle voted democratically to have the traditional names reinstated…"  [More] 4/23/2007 Extract from Coiste letter to Minister for Tourism, John O’Donoghue TD Kerry South 23rd April 2007.
-  "The townspeople are complaining of a significant and detrimental drop in business…"  [More] 3/27/2007 (Extract email correspondence from Coiste Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis to Department of the Environment) 27th March 2007
-  "We want to see an end to this, which will be acceptable to all sides,"  [More] 3/1/2007 Kate O’Connor Runaí Coiste Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis Kerryman March 2007
-  "We believe our identity lies in both names…"  [More] 2/15/2007 Fergus O’Flaithbheartaigh Cathaoirleach Coiste Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis Kerry’s Eye 15th Feb 2007
-  "Without a bit of give and take on Mr O’Cuiv’s side it will be difficult"  [More] 2/11/2007 Minister Dick Roche on Kerry Radio 11th February 2007
-  "It is a subversion of democracy……."  [More] 1/11/2007 Extract Editorial Irish Examiner 11 January 2007
-  "...a show of contemptible arrogance by Government"  [More] 1/11/2007 Extract Editorial Irish Examiner 11 January 2007
-  "Laws won't keep the Irish language alive. It has to come from the heart."  [More] 10/29/2006 Maidhe Dainín Ó Sé
-  "Dubliners have a tendency to underestimate Kerrymen"  [More] 10/29/2006 Maidhe Dainín Ó Sé
-  "...the government in Dublin just rode roughshod over that and changed the name"  [More] 10/29/2006 Fergus O'Flaherty
-  "In the Gaeltacht, the names of places should be in the Irish, not in the English."  [More] 10/29/2006 Toots Fitzgerad
-  "This is a superb result…"  [More] 10/25/2006 Danno O'Keefe
-  "I honestly didn't expect such a massive vote in favour of the plebiscite"  [More] 10/25/2006 Fergus O'Flaherty
-  "...to break a thousand votes out of less than eleven hundred cast is fantastic"  [More] 10/25/2006 Tom Lynch
-  "This was always about democracy."  [More] 10/25/2006 Peter Callery
-  "...our Taoiseach will have to listen to this result"  [More] 10/25/2006 John Moriarty
-  "This is a very historic occasion"  [More] 10/25/2006 Historian and author Canon Jack McKenna
-  "It's a great day for Dingle,"  [More] 10/25/2006 Kate O'Connor
-  Extract from Seanad Debate  [More] 6/20/2006 Joe O'Toole
-  Eireoidh libh sa deireadh.  [More] 4/1/2006 SILE SEOIGHE
-  The Heavy Hand of the law  [More] 3/17/2006 MINISTER EAMON O'CUIV
-  "The order itself was only introduced after an extensive public consultation".  [More] 3/3/2006 Eamon O'Cuiv Minister for the Gaeltacht Irish Independent Letter 3 rd March 2006
-  …"supposed to be democratic business."  [More] 11/30/2005 DECLAN MALONE KERRYMAN EDITORIAL 30 th November 2006
-  "The Dingle Peninsula brand"  [More] 11/28/2005 SILE GORMAN CHAIRWOMAN DINGLE PENINSULA TOURISM Public Meeting 28 th November 2005
-  "...a question of democracy versus dictatorship."  [More] 11/28/2005 FERGUS O'FLAITHHEARTAIGH CHAIRMAN DINGLE NAME CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Public Meeting 28 th November 2005
-  "This issue is not about language but about people's rights"  [More] 11/28/2005 JOE O'TOOLE SENATOR Public Meeting 28 th November 2005
-  "compulsion never helped the Irish language"  [More] 11/28/2005 PADRAIG LYNCH DINGLE RESIDENT Public Meeting 28 th November 2005
-  "There is no way in the wide earthly world that this is going to stand…"  [More] 7/1/2005 Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae 1 st July 2006
-  Extract from Seanad Debate:  [More] 6/20/2005 Mr. Dardis (Acting head of Seanad Eireann)
-  "I don’t know of any tourist that doesn’t have an Ordinance Survey map"  [More] 6/2/2005 John O'Donoghue, South Kerry Representative and Minister for Tourism:
-  "Fungi, Delf an Daingean"  [More] 6/1/2005 Marian O'Flaherty extract letter of the week Kerryman June 05
-  "It is An Daingean, full stop,"  [More] 5/1/2005 EAMON O CUIV MINISTER FOR THE GAELTACHT
-  "We think road signage shouldn't be used as a vehicle to promote culture."  [More] 5/1/2005 John Moriarty Chairman of Cairdis Idirnaisiunta Chorca Dhuibhne
-  "Dingle is a brand name."  [More] 5/1/2005 Michael O Muircheartaigh Sports Broadcaster
-  same as "switch from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire"  [More] 5/1/2005 Eamon O Cuiv Minister for the Gaeltacht Irish Times May 2005
-  'If you don't understand Irish, don't go beyond this point."  [More] 5/1/2005 FF Councillor Michael O'Sé Irish Times May 2005

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Eamon Ó Cuiv
Minister for Community,
Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

"It is An Daingean, full stop,..."
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 Historian and author Canon Jack McKenna

"This is a very historic occasion and the first plebiscite to be held in the town or district. I'm very pleased with the result because I want to see both names,Dingle and Daingean Uí Chúis,retained,"
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Cllr Seamus Fitzgerald and
Cllr Michael Healy-Rae

There is no way in the wide earthly world that this is going to stand
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John O'Donoghue
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Sport

"I don't know of any tourist that doesn't have an Ordinance Survey map"
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Senator Joe O'Toole

“Éire Ireland, Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis - isn't there a lovely symmetry and rhythm about them both?”
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John Moriarty, Chairman of Cairdis Idirnaisiúnta Chorca Dhuibhne

We think road signage shouldn't be used as a vehicle to promote culture.
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Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Dingle is a brand name. It's known the world over.
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