“The Use of Irish in the Courts: Rights and Equality The Best International Practice”

The Irish Language group Pobal will hold a meeting / conference in the Europa, Belfast at 10:45 on Saturday morning. The key speaker is the Canadian Commissioner for Official Languages, Mr. Graham Fraser. The meeting comes in the aftermath of the Mac Giolla Catháin case on the issue, lost earlier this year.

The meeting is sure to be well attended and is sure to be a comprehensive overview. The question is whether Pobal are holding the meeting to listen to the Irish speaking community or to tell the Irish speaking community what they intend to do.

On a side point, I remain resolutely and utterly opposed to using the Europa for these kind of events, what is wrong with Cumann Chluain Árd, the Cultúrlann, An Droichead, agus srl? What about this ‘Gaeltacht’ Quarter economy?

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