On This Day 1973 Abolition of Compulsory Irish

On this day in 1973 the requirement to attain a pass in Irish in the Leaving, Intermediate and Group certificates is abolished.

At a press conference on the changes in the approach to teaching and learning the Irish language, Richard Burke, Minister for Education, outlines proposals to encourage the study of the Irish language.

RTÉ News broadcast on 5 April 1973.

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