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Sinn Féin MEP welcomes Gaeltacht Quarter Economic Cultural Conference

8 May, 2008


Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed today's West Belfast Economic Cultural conference organised by Forbairt Feirste in St Marys University College, Falls Road.

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

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