This blog has previously covered the question of the Acht Gaeilge, and readers will be aware that the unionist parties at Stormont have steadfastly opposed this worthy and harmless move. Since under the new dispensation the DUP’s Edwin Poots gets to be minister of culture, it goes without saying that the Executive will not move without substantial external pressure.
Therefore we are appealing to readers in Belfast to turn out for the second march for the Acht Gaeilge. More details on Indymedia, and míle buíochas to Ciarán for the tip.
Update 4.6.07: I espy in the latest Newtownards Chronicle a letter from local MLA Jim Shannon, urging the broad masses to get down to their DUP office (Comber people will be at an advantage here) and sign a petition against the Acht Gaeilge, which Jim condemns as divisive and wasteful of public resources. Jim, by the way, has been a leading light in pushing forward Ards Council’s bilingual policy. That is, it refers to itself as ‘Airds Cooncil’, but definitely not ‘Comhairle na hArda’.