Accountancy software got a whole lot more heated yesterday when BulletHQ answered a query from a user of their's about the possibility of an Irish language option.
@bullethq Love your software. It would be even better if you had an Irish language option or provided a means of creating Irish language documentation. Could there be hope of such a facility? I'm sure lots of Irish companies would be grateful.— Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde (@fothalamh) November 12, 2019
The company answered with this humdinger of a tweet and have since received over 1,300 responses, largely shocked at their tone.
Hi Eoghan, nobody speaks it so it wouldn't make any sense but thanks for the feedback. Hope Bullet is working out for you.— Bullet (@bullethq) January 14, 2020
Some of the tweets are from those who currently use the software and those who work for other companies and value the language and its speakers, including Wexford Manager and GAA icon, Paul Galvin
Yó @bullethq as an Irish speaker who regularly uses your software, I'd suggest you reconsider your stance. Unless you know, you don't want our business. Sin go breá leis is dócha... #GnóasGaeilge https://t.co/DSs3Cw7hyv— Úna-Minh (is my first name) Caomhánach (@unakavanagh) January 14, 2020
Hi Bullet, we're a bilingual company that use your software on a daily basis. @LorGMedia— Ali Spillane (@ali_spillane) January 14, 2020
Crikey, who's running your social media account? Amadán!— RÃ³nÃ¡n MistÃ©il (@misteil) January 14, 2020
Hi Bullet, I work for Three Ireland, a company with an active customer base of 2.2 million. Our entire 2019 media campaign was about the revival and strengthening of the Gaeltacht. Vodafone did an ad literally through Irish the previous summer. Maith thú— Caoimhe ⭕️ (@caoimhemolloy3) January 14, 2020
Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Microsoft, Air BnB and more besides think different.— Ursula Ní Shabhaois (@smaoineamhosard) January 14, 2020
So many Irish language speaking organisations and individuals that would make use of a service like this through Irish, take a better look at your customer base 🙄