Lá mór na Gaeilge – 15 February 2014

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Saturday,15 February at 2.00 p.m.

An Foras Pátrúnachta is supporting ‘Lá Mór na Gaeilge’ which will take place on the 15th February 2014.

The Irish language and Gaeltacht community north and south want equality for the language and want State services to be available in Irish at the same
standard and level as they are provided in English, especially in the Gaeltacht.

This campaign has been inspired by, and we have been motivated to seek the support of the wider community throughout the island for our rights following:

• the announcement by Seán Ó Cuirreáin, the Language Commissioner, that he is to resign on the 24th February 2014 because of a lack of Government
support in the south for the language rights of the Irish language and Gaeltacht community.

• the report by the Council of Europe that the promotion and development of the Irish language in the north is being blocked by hostile attitudes in
Stormont, and a lack of support for its use in the courts and in education.

The language belongs to all and we believe that those that choose to use it must be afforded that opportunity and right.

Support the campaign – Join us on LÁ MÓR NA GAEILGE, 15 February 2014.