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Sinn Féin MEP welcomes Gaeltacht Quarter Economic Cultural Conference

6 May, 2008

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed this weeks West Belfast Economic Cultural conference organised by Forbairt Feirste.

The conference itself will focus on West Belfast's Gaeltacht Quarter (Irish Langauge and Cultural Quarter).

Ms de Brún said,

"I welcome this innovative and unique conference.

"Economic diversity is completely beneficial for all and can be given a boost through the cultural economy especially by the backing of bilingualism and Irish language businesses and cooperatives.

"The EU has seen that the wind is in the sail of cities at the moment and is prepared to support dynamic, sustainable and imaginative regeneration plans.

"In the Gaeltacht Quarter here in West Belfast we have all these characteristics plus the added value of the entrepreneurial spirit and experience of our Irish language community.

"I am pleased to speak at this event and I wish the organisers every success." ENDS

Note to editor

Ms de Brún, along with Gerry Adams will be speaking at the event on Tursday 8 May.

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