Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Nun, al la Eŭropa Kortumo pri Homaj Rajtoj la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

The decision by the High Court in Belfast today to stand over the atrocious 1737 Act banning Irish in the courts clears the way for this landmark legal challenge to go all the way to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Plaudits go to Pobal, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Chathain and solicitor Michael Flanigan for taking this case to the highest court 'in the land' and simultaneously taking it into the public domain.

And while the commitments in the Good Friday Agreement, the St Andrew's Agreement and the European Charter on Lesser-Used Languages have all proved to be meaningless in the face of this discriminatory legislation, notice has been served that Irish speakers aren't willing to accept second-class citizenship…
* Irlandalingvaj raportoj skribiĝis de Eoghan Ó Néill kaj Concubhar Ó Liatháin.

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