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Anderson to host Irish language pupils in Brussels

22 September, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson will host a delegation of students from meánscoileanna across the north to the European Parliament next week. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"Next week I will be brining students from six meánscoileanna across the north to the European Parliament in Brussels to see at first hand the role the Irish language plays in the Parliament as an official language of the EU. 

"The pupils will get the opportunity to visit the European Parliament chamber and see the Irish language translation services, as well as visiting the Parliamentarium, an interactive interpretative centre explaining the history of the EU which for a tour conducted in Irish. 

"The group will also meet my colleague Liadh Ní Riada who will speak to them about the role of the Irish language int he European Parliament and the job opportunities that exist through Irish in the Parliament. 

"They will also learn about the Erasmus study exchange programme to learn about the opportunities of studying across the EU."

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