Sunday, 19 October 2008


Young Greens Claire Nic Innreachtaigh (l), Mark McCormick (c) & Méidhbhín Ní Rúiséil (r)

The Young Greens took part in this years Irish Language Parade in Belfast. It was a colourful rally and we, like all other groups taking part, demanded official status for the Irish language!

Leading the Young Greens on the day Mark McCormick said, "The Green Party is a global party firmly based of a Human Rights approach, dedicated to respect for diversity in all its forms and opposed to discrimination in any way.

We support the Good Friday Agreement, the European Convention on Minority Languages and other HR legislation at European and UN level, not just abroad, but in the UK and Ireland too.

Irish has the same status as Welsh under EU and UK law and the GFA is now ten years old!! Young Greens feel this issue is long overdue for resolution and I feel this should have been recognised just as Gay Rights have been recognised in NI.

It was promised in the St. Andrews Agreement over 2 years ago and this type of legislation is already rooted in Scotland, Wales and the South of Ireland, why should N. Ireland be the odd one out?"

1 comment:

Niall Ó Donnghaile said...

bhí sé deas sibh a fhéiceáil ar an lá.

Baineann a pháirtí sna 26 Chontae úsáid as a ainm Ghaelach 'An Comhaontas Glas' chomh maith leis an tainm béarla, an síleann sibh go bhfuil seans ar bith gur féidir leis an pháirtí sna 6 Chontae an rud céanna a dhéanamh???

Go raibh maith agaibh