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Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge

The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.
Mar 4th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,199 39

STUDENTS FROM THREE schools from Dublin, Mayo and Cork have been invited to Leinster House to give their opinions on matters relating to employments, global warning and same-sex marriage.

The second-level students will be giving their thoughts on these important matters, but to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge they will  be giving them “as Gaeilge”.

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Teenagers from Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght, Dublin, Coláiste Dheoise Naomh Mhuireadaigh in Ballina, County Mayo and Coláiste Ghobnatan in Ballingeary, County Cork will be before the Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, in what will be the third time the Committeehas hosted students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.

“This is a great opportunity for the Committee and the Oireachtas to celebrate and mark Seachtain na Gaeilge with many of the young people who will play a key part of keeping the Irish language alive and part of our culture into the future. It is also a unique opportunity for second level students to address an Oireachtas Committee on topics which matter to them and which impact on their lives today and into the future,” said Cathaoirleach of the Committee Michael McCarthy.

He added that the committee was glad to play its part in the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations.

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This meeting will start in Committee Room 4 in Leinster House at 2.15pm today. If you would like to see the students giving their two cents worth to the politicians, you can view proceedings here>

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