Protest and Consultation

The BBC reports 400-500 protestors took to the streets of Belfast to demand an Irish Language Act. Meanwhile Education Minister Catriona Ruane has launched a consultation on the future of Irish medium education. It urges the primary schools to create federated schools under a single principal and board (English pdf here, Irish pdf here).

  • Pancho’s Horse

    Ar dteanga,ar dtír

  • the future’s bright, the future’s orange

    hmm,lets pour millions of quid into another bottomless pit…
    400-500 protesters? Must have been a very rainy day…

  • ggn

    “400-500 protestors”

    A Political Lie for Political purposes.

    At least 2000 on the march, anyone including the PSNI counld confirm that.

    It is clear that the Irish Language will only be treated with lies and contempt by these people.

    This is why we need to be protected. These people believe that lies serve a higher truth.

    Their hatred harms no one but themselves.

  • RG Cuan

    I was at yesterday’s demonstration – super day with a turnout of around 3,000 people.

    The BBC report is completely inaccurate and it’s frankly shocking that a broadcaster which prides itself on ‘integrity’ and balance can promote blantant lies.

    Questions must be asked.

  • ggn


    The reality is that we have been confronted with Politcal Racism.

    The BBC have delivered a clear message. It doesnt matter how many you get out, we are going to lie about it.

    Direct Peaceful Action is now completely justifed as the establishment have clearly set out their stall.

    The BBC will rue the day the decision to report the march in that manner was taken.

  • ggn
  • Greagoir O’ Frainclin

    I read this on the BBC Ceefax and saw the figure given of 400-500 in attendance. I immediately doubted it!

  • Cuairteoir

    A friend of mine was in Belfast yesterday for the demonstration and said that there were thousands on the streets.

    As the march reached the City Hall there were still people coming out of Bank Square behind Tescos on Royal Avenue.

    500 mo thoin.

  • dewi

    A quite good factual report- one strange thing – it refers to the success of “forest schools” in helping Welsh medium education here. I try to keep up but must have missed that. What would be cool though would be an Irish language camp on Rathlin for kids.

  • Jack

    As Ulster’s My Homeland pointed out gaelic is gadhlig therefore the Irish Language act is a British Language Act and it is time for the DUP to stop discriminating against the British people of Ireland.