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18/08/2017

City Hall To Light Up With Multilingual Signage Over Christmas

Belfast City Hall will light up with multilingual signage this Christmas.

Proposals from Alliance Councillor Michael Long received unanimous support at a Strategic, Policy and Resources Committee meeting.

The move will see signs on the front of City Hall in English, Irish and Ulster Scots over the festive period.
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Mr Long said: "After a few months of negative publicity at City Hall, I am pleased that the Christmas spirit seems to be alive and well early as all parties have agreed to an Alliance compromise on Christmas lights which will see signage in English, Irish and Ulster Scots on the front façade of City Hall.

"This will update the current situation which had English on the front and a sign in Irish on the side, which is now in need of replacement.

"I am delighted that we could reach agreement on this language issue, which has so often in the past resulted in division. I would therefore like to be the first to wish you a Happy Christmas, Shona Nollaig and Blythe Yuletide."

(CD/LM)

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