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Government decision on EU status for Irish welcomed

14 July, 2004

Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD has welcomed the decision of the Cabinet today to apply for official working status for the Irish language in the EU. Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

"I welcome today's Government decision. It is a very good result for the determined efforts of many people and many congratulations are due especially to the Stadas campaign. They placed this issue high on the political agenda and won support on a wide political basis. I hope a positive response comes from the EU without delay. This will be a significant step forward for the Irish language."ENDS

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