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Monday 28 July 2014

Thousands protest for better recognition of the Irish language

Published 15/02/2014|17:34

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Irish Language march.  Ellen O'Rourke on the march through Dublin City centre.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.  15/2/14
Ellen O'Rourke marches through Dublin city centre. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Irish Language march.  The march makes its way along Molesworth street before a demonstration outside the Dail.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.  15/2/14
Marching along Molesworth street. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Irish Language march.  Berangere Ni Dhuinnshleibhe on the march through Dublin City centre.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.  15/2/14
Berangere Ni Dhuinnshleibhe on the march through Dublin City centre. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Thousands of people marched in Dublin today calling for more recognition of the Irish language.

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Organisers of the Lá Mór na Gaeilge protest say those living in Gaeltacht areas around the country are not able to access State services through Irish.

They are calling on the Irish Government and the government of Northern Ireland to give more recognition to the native tongue.

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