OK, at first I thought this was an April's Fool joke but it is not. Dermot Douglas (49), of Mellows Park in Dublin, was charged with not giving his details "to the best of his ability" under the Justice and Security Act on March 6 while visiting Derry in Northern Ireland.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, defence solicitor Brian Stelfox told the court his client had come out of a house in the Creggan area of the city and had been stopped by police, and when asked for identification gave his details in Irish. District judge Barney McElholm asked: "Was the sum total of this case -- that he gave his name in Irish?" Mr Stelfox said Douglas had "quite happily" allowed the police to search him, and then gave his name and address in Irish and was arrested under Terrorism laws.
This is not the first time this kind of thing has occcured, and it is not exclusive to Northern Ireland either. There was a case a year ago of a man being arrested in Dublin city centre because he spoke Irish with the Gardaí (southern Irish police). In the north of Ireland there is no protection for Irish speakers, and incredible as it seems, Irish is the only language banned in courts there. Let me repeat: IRISH IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE BANNED BY THE COURTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND (which is on the island of Ireland funny enough).
Although this all started centuries ago with the Anglo-Norman invasion, the Protestant Reformation, King William of the House of Orange and then by extension the Penal Laws (it really goes back to the Roman Agent, Saint Patrick if you want to that pedantic about it), it's one more indicator that regional culture has no place in the globalist world, and certainly not within the EU. What makes this story so significant is that the PSNI are a relatively new police service in Northern Ireland, created by the British and Irish governments to replace the historically bigoted RUC with a more hippy-trippy, cross-cultural community police service with heavy EU and Common Purpose influence and the end result is well...the more things change...