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Adams launches Annual Sinn Féin Slógadh

14 August, 2007

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP MLA has today launched the annual Sinn Féin Slógadh in Howth, Dublin (19-21 October) and has urged all Irish speakers and learners everywhere to take part and enjoy the numerous events.

Mr Adams said:

"Sinn Féin has been to the forefront in promoting the importance and safeguarding the position of the Irish language and culture during the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement and St Andrews Agreement on an all-Ireland basis.

"Sinn Féin is the only political party to organise an annual Irish language conference. The Slógadh brings together gaelgeoiri for debate, music and craic. It is open to everyone.

"The survival and revival of Irish has been our country's cultural success story. More and more people are using Irish. Young children in particular are being educated in increasing numbers through the medium of Irish and it is their future and their rights that must be cherished.

"I urge everyone, young and old to attend this showcase of Irish culture and to follow on from last years excellent weekend in Béal Feirste." ENDS

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