Equality and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland at NYU Saturday, October 10
Equality and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland
Saturday, October 10th at 7pm at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU
Belfast solicitor Michael Flanigan will discuss his ongoing legal challenge to the controversial 1737 ban on the use of Irish in the court system, the status of the Irish Language Act promised by the British Government at St. Andrews in 2006, and the rights of Irish language speakers in the North of Ireland. Other highlights for the evening include remarks by Domhnall O’Cathain of the Brehon Law Society; Mike Breen, IAUC board member and Director of Mary’s Gift Irish Language Foundation; and a special greeting from Pobal, the Belfast-based umbrella organization for the Irish speaking community.
The event will be followed by a reception with light appetizers and wine, as well as chocolates provided by Lily O’Brien’s Café. Irish music will be performed by Jim and Sara McCabe.