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'Irish language community in the North won't go away until promised legislation is implemented'

May 23, 2022 14:05 By News Northern Sound
'Irish language community in the North won't go away until promised legislation is implemented' 'Irish language community in the North won't go away until promised legislation is implemented'
Saturday's rally demanding an Irish Language Act. Credit: An Dream Dearg Twitter
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17,000 people took part in a march in Belfast on Saturday to demand the immediate implementation of an Irish Language Act.

The Irish language community in the North won't go away until promised legislation is implemented.

That's according to Finbar Burns, an Irish language teacher in Monaghan who lives in south Armagh.

On Saturday past, thousands of people took part in a march in Belfast to demand the immediate implementation of an Irish Language Act.

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The provision of an Irish Language Act was a key component of the 'New Decade, New Approach' deal which restored the government of the Northern Ireland Executive after a three-year hiatus.

This has not been implemented to date, but Irish language legislation is expected to be tabled at Westminster on Wednesday.

Speaking on The Wider View, Finbar said it was heartening to see support from right across the island:

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