‘Lá Dearg march a great success’ – Bradley

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014
SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh, party spokesperson for the Irish language, Dominic Bradley has hailed the Lá Dearg March in Belfast as a great success.

Local SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

Speaking after attending the march Bradley said, “I congratulate the organisers of the Lá Dearg event on the great success of the occasion which drew thousands of people to Belfast from all over Ireland. “The event clearly showed the frustration there is in the Irish language community at the lack of progress in moving forward long standing Irish language issues including the failure to enact Irish language legislation, advance a strategy for the language, and develop an inclusive funding model. “The promise of the Good Friday Agreement for the proper development of Irish is far from being fully realised. The situation at Stormont has convinced Irish speakers that the DUP is calling the shots and that the language is stuck in the stalemate. Bradley added, “The two governments need to step up to the mark and ensure that the commitments of the Good Friday Agreement are honoured.”
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