Belfast turns red as biggest Irish language demonstration in a generation demands immediate implementation of IRISH LANGUAGE ACT Speakers call on British Government and DUP to end decades of Irish language veto and obstruction

Thousands of Irish speaking families, community groups, GAA teams,  sports clubs and others joined together in a colourful and vibrant march through Belfast City Centre today demanding immediate implementation of an Irish language Act. The event labelled “An Lá Dearg”  left from Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and walked to Belfast City Hall where speakers and singers called for equality and recognition for the Irish language here in the form of strong, rights-based legislation as promised at St Andrews in 2006. 

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Thousands to descend upon Belfast for historic Irish language Lá Dearg demanding Irish Language Act An Dream Dearg takes to the streets of Belfast for what is billed to be the biggest Irish language rights event of a generation

Tomorrow, Saturday 21th May, will see An Lá Dearg turn the streets of Belfast red. Organised by Irish language rights campaign network ‘An Dream Dearg’, Belfast is set to welcome thousands of Irish language families and friends to what is billed to be the a momentous occasion for the Irish language community. With over 25 buses coming from all over Ireland, and thousands pledging their support online, it is sure to be an historic event in the long-standing campaign for an Irish language Act. Crowds will convene at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich for 1pm and will walk to Belfast City Hall, where young Irish speakers will set out their case for a society that recognises and celebrates the Irish language.

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The country's 3rd level students are very active in promoting the Irish language The students' work was recognised last night when Rónán Ó Domhnaill, An Coimisinéir Teanga, presented the first certificates and awards of the ‘Gníomhaí Gaeilge’ scheme

Rónán Ó Domhnaill, An Coimisinéir Teanga, presented the first certificates and awards of the 'Gníomhaí Gaeilge' scheme to students, Irish language Societies and 3rd level Students' Unions last night, Tuesday, 17 May, in the Guinness Enterprise Center in Dublin.

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