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Lá Dearg shows big support for an Irish Language Act – Finucane

20 May, 2017


North Belfast Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane said today’s Lá Dearg march to Belfast City Hall was a clear sign of the increasing support for an Irish Language Act.

John Finucane said:

“The large turn out at today’s march shows the strength of support there is for an Irish Language Act.

“There were representatives from a range of political parties and the march was led by thousands of young Irish speakers and children attending Irish language schools.

“The denial of equal rights to these children and young people and the wider Irish language community has to end.

“The Irish language is a rich part of our culture and it belongs to all.

“Today’s march sent a clear message to the British government and the DUP to honour and to implement the agreement to bring forward an Irish Language Act.

“That is a reasonable demand.

“The turnout at today’s march also debunked the myth being peddled by the DUP that there is only a small number of political activists demanding an Irish Language Act.

 “Sinn Féin will continue to stand with those demanding equality and respect whether it be the Irish language community, our LGBT brothers and sisters, women or our ethnic minorities.”

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