Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Tago Antaŭ la Tribunalo por la Irlandolingvo

…de la blogo, From the Balcony, de Máirtín Ó Muilleoir:

8 July will be an important date for the Irish language and for those who believe in using the courts to drive change in the light Orange statelet.For on that day, judgement will be delivered in the Caoimhín Mac Giolla Chathain case which challenges the centuries' old ban on Irish in the court system in the North.

Interestingly, the powers-that-be in the North went in to bat vigorously for this discriminatory piece of legislation, insisting that proper governance of our courts wouldn't be possible unless Irish was banned.The decision will tell us how far we have travelled since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and its promise of a society free of anti-Irish language bias.

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