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Adams calls for support for Irish language march

14 February, 2008


Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams MP MLA has urged 'all of those who support the growth of the Irish language and diversity to mobilise on Saturday for the 'Ta; say yes tot he Irish language' rally.

Mr Adams said:

"Saturday's parade is a unique event which will encourage support for the Irish language and for an Irish language Act, as well as promote our shared cultural heritage in Belfast. It will bring together Irish language activists and ethnic minority groups.

"While significant progress has been made in recent years in securing recognition and additional resources for the Irish language there are still major hurdles to overcome.

"But we must never lose sight of the fact that this issue is about rights-the right of Irish language speakers to have the same rights as all other citizens, including the right to use their native language in all of their business and social activities.
"I would urge everyone interested in the Irish language and in our cultural diversity to come along and join in Saturday's celebratory parade." Críoch

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