I am of the strong opinion that Irish Mayors are a waste of space. This is not necessarily (only) their fault, but they all are complicit in keeping the nonsensical alive.

However, it is one thing to be in a nonsensical role and it is another thing to to come up with stupid ideas and to promote them in the media. The new mayor of Limerick, Gerry McLoughlin, seems to have superseded all of them on the stupidity scale this week, when he suggested that Limerick’s street signs should also be in Polish and in “African” to make foreigners living there feel more at home.


Do I even have to say more to that? I am sure everyone sees that there is sooo much wrong with even just the idea.

Oh, by the way, there are an estimated 3000 (!!) African languages!