Thursday, 5 February 2009

the snow followed us from Belfast to Dublin

So meetings saw me visit the nation's capital city today (Ard Fhéiseanna don't organise themselves ya know!) and I must say we picked a day for it.

Bhí fántach fuair!!

As well as this the team has been continuing the Constituency Survey throughout Ravenhill these past few nights, that includes this lovely snowy night!!! (Only Sinn Féin eh?!!!!lol)

With being away I wasn't able to make it tonight but I ventured into South Parade last night with other members of the Comhairle Ceantair, to hear the concerns and issues of residents there.

Probably the main thing raised by members of the public in that area was the degree of vandalism taking place in the area. Certainly an issue that Alex Maskey and myself will raise with both the PSNI and the City Council in the immediate time ahead.

On a sad note, tomorrow see's the burial of Ballymacarrett Gaelgóir and stalwart Liam Ó Dochartaigh. Liam and his family were and are to the fore of the Irish language revival here in Belfast, well known and well got within the Irish speaking community, both here in the city and further afield.

Beidh fhéin i láthair amárach le meas s'agam a léiriú do Liam agus da chlann, is cinnte gur cáilleadh an-mhóir don phobail Gaelach é ach is cinnte chomh maith go lánfaidh an Clann Dhochartaigh leis an Ghaeilge a cuir chun chinn sa todhchaí.

I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a anam uasail.

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