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Maskey delighted An Taoiseach is to launch Féile 30

6 June, 2018 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP for West Paul Maskey said today he is delighted that An Taoiseach is to visit west Belfast to launch Féile 30 at St Mary’s College this Friday 8 June.

Paul Maskey said:

“I’m delighted for Féile and for the people of west Belfast that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will officially launch the 30th anniversary program of Féile an Phobail.  

“Féile an Phobail represents all that is good in west Belfast and An Taoiseach will get to see for himself the vibrancy, the creativity, the talent, inclusivity and energy of the local community.

“Féile is now the biggest community festival in Europe and there is huge anticipation in advance of this year’s landmark anniversary.

"An Taoiseach’s participation in the launch will provide a huge boost to all those who work to make Féile the great success story it has become.

“An Taoiseach will also have an historic meeting with the Orange Order when he visits its Belfast headquarters during his visit on Friday.

“I welcome this initiative and hope this might open up a new era of engagement between the Grand Lodge and wider society.” 

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