The below timeline demonstrates the major milestones in our long-standing campaign for language rights. An Dream Dearg’s #AchtAnois campaign has empowered an entire community and inspired them to take ownership of the language and to demand better from those in power. It has highlighted the pressing need for a rights-based, standalone Irish language act, through an inspiring display of grassroots activism.
The #AchtAnois campaign has forced the question of Irish language rights into the heart of the political discourse here. It has shown that there is no question which cannot be asked, no inequality which cannot be challenged and no demand that cannot be made. The future is ours. Despite continuous attempts to marginalise and exclude our language and community, the language has survived and blossomed where its community-led campaign continues to draw national and international attention. Get involved!