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Irish Language

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many requests for court cases in Northern Ireland to be heard in the Irish language there have been in each of the last 10 years. (89257)

Between the years 1996 to 2005 there is no record of any request for a court case in Northern Ireland to be heard in the Irish language.

There is currently a case before Belfast magistrates court in which there has been application for use of the Irish language in those proceedings. This application is currently subject to legal submission