Tens Of Thousands Of People Expected To March In Belfast Today Calling For Delayed Irish language Act To Be Enacted
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend a march in Belfast today calling for the delayed Irish language act to be enacted.
Legislation to protect the rights of Irish speakers and make the language have equal status to English in Northern Ireland have been a sticking point for Stormont politicians for years.
The legislation was promised in the ‘new decade new approach deal ‘ that restored Power Sharing back in 2020.
Irish teacher Seamus McGeogh wishes the language act would stop being used as a political weapon.
“It’s not a case of wanting simple road signs and everything in Irish. For me, this is all about stopping the language being used in the media as a political football to gather clicks and headlines”.