Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Cumann an Fhéineachais la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

A powerful group of Irish American lawyers are being urged to put the British Government in the dock over a ban on the use of the Irish language in Northern Ireland's courts.

Belfast attorney Michael Flanigan, who is championing a high-profile test case to overturn a 1737 British law which forbids the speaking of Irish in courts in Northern Ireland, says the Brehon Law Society could play a key role in highlighting this "civil rights travesty"...
...Rob Dunne, newly-elected President of the Brehon Law Society in New York and an attorney with the New York law firm of O'Dwyer and Bernstien has pledged to respond to the Belfast SOS.
“The Irish language ban in Northern Ireland’s courts is exactly the type of injustice that Paul O’Dwyer and Frank Durkan founded the Brehon Law Society to fight against," he told the Irish Echo...

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