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# Irish Language Act

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# Irish Language Act
Thousands take part in Belfast march in support of Irish Language Act
Speakers urged those with “power and influence to end their decades-long obstruction of Irish language rights”.
# Tuaisceart na hÉireann
"Fiuchphota": Pianta fáis na Gaeilge i dTuaisceart na hÉireann
“Is iontach a bheith anseo mar chuid de. Is pribhléid é gach lá, cé go bhfuil blianta fada bainte de mo shaol.”
# identity
"A boiling pot": Growing pains of the Irish language in Northern Ireland
The Irish language faces intense obstacles in Northern Ireland, but many are prepared to stand up for it.
Irish language is growing in popularity in Northern Ireland, especially at primary level and in adult further education
Some educationalists face online sectarian campaigns when promoting the language
Failure to introduce Irish Language Act creating a political flashpoint
# Belfast
What's behind 'cultural apartheid' claims about Irish-language housing at Queen's University?
All-Irish residential schemes are commonplace in many Irish universities, but a pilot scheme in Queen’s University Belfast has divided opinion.
All time
# Northern Ireland
Irish language legislation expected to be tabled within days, says Michelle O’Neill
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the policy must be delivered upon.
# Stormont
DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.
# Irish Language Act
British MP uses Irish language in address at UK House of Commons for first time since 1901
Liz Saville-Roberts spoke as Gaeilge as she urged Karen Bradley to implement an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland.
# Acht na Gaeilge
The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language
The issue has been at the centre of the dispute at Stormont.
# collapsed talks
Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?
Arlene Foster says that government formation talks have stalled because of the Irish language issue.
# arlene says no
The DUP party has collapsed power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin says
Sinn Féin says a deal was in place but the DUP has not followed through.
# roadblock
DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act, Arlene Foster says
Yesterday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said there is a “basis for an agreement” at Stormont and the Executive could be running soon.
# at odds
Adams says young people will be radicalised by the DUP’s refusal to embrace their rights
Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Ireland Assembly has remained empty since January.
# Nigel Dodds
DUP accuses Varadkar of sending 'mixed messages' and 'going backwards'
“Just what is going on in Dublin?” DUP deputy Nigel Dodds has asked provocatively.
# speak same language
Explainer: Why the DUP and Sinn Féin can't reach a deal on power-sharing in the North
Unlikely to reach a deal anytime soon, the Northern Irish Assembly will lie empty until autumn at the earliest.
DUP websites hacked by Irish language prankster
The main website of the Democratic Unionist Party – and the websites of two of its leaders – are hacked and taken offline.