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Controversy in Dublin, Ireland

Apparently the controversy with the Dublin Writers Festival is that it excludes Irish-language writers:

Dear Administrators,

Once again the Dublin Writers Festival has excluded Irish-language writers from any meaningful participation in the Festival events and activities. This behaviour by the organizers is shameful, offensive, and imperious. Indeed, I call for a boycott of the Dublin Writers Festival. It is my intention to urge writers, artists, and other citizens (in Ireland, Britain, the U.S. and other countries) to withdraw any and all support from the Festival and its activities. I urge an earthquake of a protest campaign until there is a constructive remedy to this imperiousness!

For creative diversity in Ireland,

Seamas Cain

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