Primark’s clothing store in Belfast recently told an employee to stop wearing a jumper bearing the Irish phrase Nollaig Shona (‘Happy Christmas’). Reports say a manager told the employee that Irish language on clothing might offend some people—though wording in Spanish would be acceptable.
Ironically, Primark is based in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded there in 1969 as Penneys, and still operates there under its original name.
Press reports say the company has since apologised for telling the employee not to wear clothing carrying wording in Irish. Primark sorry after ban on employee’s Irish language Christmas jumper – BBC News