Hot SF leaders Niall Ó Donnghaile & Mary Lou MacDonald call for All-Ireland Language Act

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Young Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó D0nnghaile, speaking at a Public Meeting

.@NiallSF urges those campaigning for an Irish Language Act to bring their protest to Leinster House. #achtanois

We need Acht na Gaeilge we need it now. The Irish Language belongs to every single man & woman & child who use An Ghaeilge
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THE REAL COST OF IRISH LANGUAGE ACT IN THE NORTH WOULD BE £2 MILLION A YEAR

Dr Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge says:

“It is our aim that this discussion-document will inform people on what an Irish-language Act involves; what proposals we are making; why we need the provisions we are recommending and what the best ways to implement those provisions are. Already, 5 parties alongside a majority 50 of the 90 newly-elected MLAs support protective legislation for the Irish-language in the form of an Act. We are calling on the parties now to come together and support these proposals, and to implement Irish-language legislation, as recently recommended by both the Council of Europe and the United Nations, and as was promised over ten years ago in the St Andrew’s Agreement.”

Julian de Spáinn, General Secretary, Conradh na Gaeilge, says:

“The Irish-language Act is now at the top of the parties’ agendas during current negotiations. We are confident that we can overcome this challenge and that the rights of the Irish-language community will finally be delivered. We believe that this document presents a realistic and deliverable framework that will meet the basic legitimate expectations of the Irish-language community.

These figures also challenge and falsify many of the unsubstantiated figures that have been presented to the media by certain parties recently.

According to our own research, the annual cost of an Act would be £2 million with a one-off implementation cost of £9 million over 5 years – which is the overall equivalent of £3.8 million per annum for the initial 5 years. We believe these to be reasonable costs that are based on practical proposals, especially if the Act is implemented properly and willingly. More importantly, these proposals represent an investment in the economy and the people of the North in general and it is estimated that there would be an additional £8 million of income for the economy if the BBC fully fulfilled its obligations to Irish-language programming.” - Acht na Gaeilge – Irish Language Act – An Sionnach Fionn

Protesters gather in Belfast to demand introduction of an Irish Language Act

PROTESTERS have gathered outside the headquarters of the Department for Communities in Belfast to demand an Irish Language Act for the north.

The protest had initially been organised against the decision of the communities minister, Paul Givan, to scrap an Irish language bursary scheme totalling £50,000 a year to enable students to attend the Donegal gaeltacht.

Hours before the protest took place in Bedford Street in the centre of Belfast, Mr Givan announced - via a tweet - that he would be restoring funding for the scheme.

Politicians from the SDLP, Sinn Féin and People Before Profit joined students and Irish language activists as the crowd held up placards and chanted "Acht na Gaeilge Anois (Irish Language Act now)". - Protesters gather in Belfast to demand introduction of an Irish ...
 
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Well, I don't have much time for Soros Féin or People Before Profit, but clearly Irish speakers do deserve to have some rights in this country. A friend of mine was beaten up by a Garda for answering him in Irish. There's an ongoing court case about the attack so I can't go into the details, but it happens quite regularly that Irish speakers are arrested or abused by the police in the south for speaking Irish. The same thing happens in the north.
 

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But what about all that "Equality" that Soros Fein garnered?

Oh - that's right;-

  • No Joint Authority.
  • No Joint Sovereignty.
  • No Cross Border Bodies with Executive Power.
  • No Assembly in a Neutral Venue.
  • No change to the Name of "Stroke City".
  • No Tricolours beside Union Jacks.
  • No Rerouting of all Loyalist Parades.
  • No Removal of Unionist Emblems from PSNI Uniform.
  • No Pro Rata Representation of Nationalists in the PSNI.
  • No Nationalist Representation in the Dail.
  • No Irish Language Act, like Similar in Wales & Scotland.

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No Irish Language Act, like Similar in Wales & Scotland
Well, I don't have much time for Soros Féin or People Before Profit, but clearly Irish speakers do deserve to have some rights in this country.

A friend of mine was beaten up by a Garda for answering him in Irish.

The same thing happens in the north.
Bualadh bos mór don chinneadh chun cearta vótála a thabhairt do shaoránaigh ó thuaidh i dtoghcháin don uachtarán - Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) · Twitter

The Last Native East Sutherland Gaelic Speakers - 2012

With local dialects dying at the rate they are, I think a Language Act would obviously be welcome, but State interference in Scotland, unintentionally led to the collapse of the East Sutherland dialect.

The situation with your friend, doesn't surprise me in the least, but even outside of Policing, it's too much hassle being a Full-Time Irish speaker in the south, if you are not from the Gaeltacht.
 

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Young Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó D0nnghaile, speaking at a Public Meeting

.@NiallSF urges those campaigning for an Irish Language Act to bring their protest to Leinster House. #achtanois

We need Acht na Gaeilge we need it now. The Irish Language belongs to every single man & woman & child who use An Ghaeilge
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"The Irish Language belongs to every single man & woman & child who use An Ghaeilge"

Well obviously, like.

Notice how they can't say "The Irish Language belongs every Irish man, woman and child" because that would exclude the last batch of Pakistanis who got a taxi down from Belfast and claimed asylum.
 

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Not needed, not wanted.

In the new Ireland, Polish should become an official language.
 
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"The Irish Language belongs to every single man & woman & child who use An Ghaeilge"

Well obviously, like.

Notice how they can't say "The Irish Language belongs every Irish man, woman and child" because that would exclude the last batch of Pakistanis who got a taxi down from Belfast and claimed asylum.
Is dócha liom fhéin go bhfuil difríocht idir 'Irish' agus 'An Ghaeilge', as with my surname, which is what I refer to as 'Irish.' It's not practical to call oneself the 'son of a river', but the Gaelic speakers of East Sutherland would have pronounced my 'Irish' name differently in 'Gaelic', where its meaning would be obvious. I'm not an Anglo-Gael, so there you go.

I'm not sure if Sinn Féin have any Pakistani candidates, but I know they have a Nigerian-Irish candidate in North Dublin? Plaid Cymru release the majority of their party statements in Welsh and English, which is something that none of the Irish Nationalist Partys do. I've never read one statement from the Socialist Workers Party in Irish, but SF do make use of the same tools available to Plaid Cymru, but not nearly as often.
 

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Is dócha liom fhéin go bhfuil difríocht idir 'Irish' agus 'An Ghaeilge', as with my surname, which is what I refer to as 'Irish.' It's not practical to call oneself the 'son of a river', but the Gaelic speakers of East Sutherland would have pronounced my 'Irish' name differently in 'Gaelic', where its meaning would be obvious. I'm not an Anglo-Gael, so there you go.

I'm not sure if Sinn Féin have any Pakistani candidates, but I know they have a Nigerian-Irish candidate in North Dublin? Plaid Cymru release the majority of their party statements in Welsh and English, which is something that none of the Irish Nationalist Partys do. I've never read one statement from the Socialist Workers Party in Irish, but SF do make use of the same tools available to Plaid Cymru, but not nearly as often.
NP have an Irish twitter:

An Páirtí Náisiúnta (@PairtiNaisiunta) | Twitter
 
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