Sinn Féin urges Government to join the growing Irish Language Movement
Sinn Féin has joined with thousands of Irish language activists in the “Beo” march and street festival in Dublin today. The street festival is one of the main events of Bliain na Gaeilge.
Sinn Féin’s Irish language spokesperson Peadar Tóibín TD was among the thousands who gathered from every county in Ireland.
“This is a wonderful event to celebrate one of the most important cultural aspects of who we are as a people.
“The Irish language is a rich, unique, living treasure. It holds an unending store of literature, song and history. Its embedded deep in the landscape around us.
“It’s one of the oldest languages of Europe and yet it lives in the play of young children around us today.
“It’s clear that there is a wealth of desire amongst the majority of people in Ireland to see our language grow into the future.
“That’s why we are calling for the government to take this project seriously and join with us in the Irish Language Movement and reverse the damage that has been done to the language over recent years.
“With the right policies Irish can flourish in all aspects of our society at little cost.”