City Hall lit up in sup­port of Ir­ish Lan­guage Act

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY DAVID YOUNG, PA

A LEAD­ING cam­paigner has said at a rally in Belfast that protests will con­tinue un­til an Ir­ish Lan­guage Act be­comes a re­al­ity.

Ciaran Mac Gi­olla Bhein, from Ir­ish lan­guage cam­paign group An Dream Dearg, was speak­ing as Belfast City Hall was il­lu­mi­nated in red on Satur­day in a show of sup­port for greater pro­tec­tions for Ir­ish lan­guage speak­ers in North­ern Ire­land.

Around 200 ac­tivists gath­ered for a noisy demon­stra­tion as the land­mark build­ing turned the colour of their move­ment late on Satur­day af­ter­noon. Mr Mac Gi­olla Bhein added: “The par­ties are go­ing to re­con­vene for talks at some stage and when they do the first item on the ‘to do list’ is most cer­tainly the is­sue of Ir­ish lan­guage rights.

“This com­mu­nity isn’t go­ing any­where, we are not leav­ing the streets, this is­sue isn’t go­ing away.”

City Hall was il­lu­mi­nated in red, the colour of the lan­guage rights cam­paign

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