Irish Language Act for the North

1221599896postaer pobal bus o bhaile tha cliath rpSt Andrew's Agreement was signed in October 2006, wherein the British government promised to enact an Irish language act for the North in Westminister if it did not happen through the Assembly, but Irish speakers in the North are still waiting for legislation to protect their language rights.

Conradh na Gaeilge and the Irish Language Act Co-Ordinating Group have long been campaigning for a comprehensive, rights-based Irish Language Act for Northern Ireland. As a result of the two governmental advisory processes the Irish language umbrella group POBAL conducted, 75% of the participants answered in support of an Irish Language Act based on the organisation's comprehensive rights-based reccommendations for a Northern Irish Act. There has long been Welsh language legislation in Wales, Scots Gaelic legislation in Scotland and Irish language legislation in the south of Ireland and Northern Ireland is the only place on these islands that does not have internal legislation to protect the primary native language. Have your say today and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You only need to click on the link to send an email to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and you can contact David Cameron by letter or by phone to impress upon him the urgent need for the British government to fulfill the promise they gave in the St Andrew's Agreement in October 2006 immediately:

David Cameron, British Prime Minister
Downing Street
Fax: +44 (0)207 925 0918
Phone: +44 (0)207 276 2451 (Cabinet Office)

Owen Paterson
State Secretary
Northern Irish Office, Cnoc an Anfa
Phone: +44 (0)28 90 520700
Fax: +44 (0)28 90 522655
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Northern Irish Office, London
Phone: +44 (0)207 210 6461
Fax: +44 (0)207 210 0246

Enda Kenny, Taoiseach
Phone: +353 (0)1 6194000 / +353 1 6624888
Fax: +353 (0)1 6789791 / +353 (0)1 6789791
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Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge