Thousands took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday to demand better treatment of Irish-language speakers and Gaeltacht communities by Government.
We had a message from a rabbler ‘Billy’ who was in Dublin today for the rally:
The main thing is that we weren’t marching for more funding, or special treatment, or grants or anything like that. Just that we be provided services in Irish in the Gaeltacht, instead of being constantly forced to use English because the government don’t give a damn enough to post the civil servants that already have Irish there. It’s just a rights issue, and it’s very serious for our way of life.
Julian de Spáinn, Conradh na Gaeilge general secretary, addressed the crowd of up to 10,000:
We will continue to campaign our public representatives until we achieve fairness and equality for the Irish-speaking and Gaeltacht communities throughout the island of Ireland.
For more read the Irish Times report here.