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Adams encourages attendance at Acht na Gaeilge celebration

10 October, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan


Speaking ahead of this Sunday's celebration of the Irish Language at St George's Market in Belfast, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP encouraged as many people as possible to attend.

Speaking today Mr. Adams said;

"It is now three years since the British Government made a commitment at St Andrews to introduce an Irish Language Act. Both they and successive DUP Ministers have failed the Gaeilgeoir community miserably.

Despite this the Irish language is alive and growing. Irish speakers make a huge contribution to society and I thank and commend them for that.

I commend Pobal, the organiser of the event, for giving the Irish speaking community the opportunity to celebrate everything Irish speakers have achieved even in the absence of an Act. “CRÍOCH

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