Someone said :
They should stop teaching Ulster, Munster,
Galway Irish, only teach standardised Irish in school.
That would make no sense.
We are not in France where the linguistic minorities were squashed, physically.
If you start telling children in the Gaeltacht that the Irish they speak at home is no good, because someone in Dublin said so, how engaged do you think they will be?
And when you send kids to the Gaeltacht on holidays, how impressed do you think will the locals be to have their "Irish corrected" by spotty know-it-all teenagers?
The Standard is not saying local Irish are wrong.
It is just agreeing to a standard for the State to use.
But it considers the natural Irish as a foundation that should not be forced to adopt the Standard.