City Hall lit up in support of Irish Language Act
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