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Dublin City Council passes Sinn Féin motion to ensure housing estates are named in Irish

3 December, 2009


Dublin City Council last night passed a motion, proposed by Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh, which ensures that all new housing estates will be named in Irish and will reflect local history and folklore.

Speaking after the meeting Councillor Ní Dhálaigh said the passing of the motion is a forward for the Irish language in the city and said Sinn Féin Councillors will be putting forward similar motions on councils throughout the State.

Cllr. Ní Dhálaigh said:

“I am delighted that this motion has passed as it represents a step forward for the revival of the Irish language in this city. Sinn Féin Councillors will be bringing forward similar motions on councils throughout the State and I hope to see them all supported.

“This motion ensures that housing estates in Dublin will from now on be named in Irish and will reflect local history and folklore as opposed to the heretofore ad hoc procedure for naming new estates.” ENDS

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