Ní Chuilin encourages support for An Ghaeilge rally
Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilin has called on Irish language activists to back An Dream Dearg's public rally for Acht Gaeilge.
The North Belfast MLA said:
"An Dream Dearg have organised a public rally for Acht Gaeilge this Wednesday at 11am at Stormont.
"There is a need to ensure respect, recognition and rights for Irish Language speakers.
“It is quite clear from the demonstrations on the streets across the north in recent months that people are angry at the disrespect which has been shown towards the Irish language and identity.
“Political unionism needs to change its approach to the Irish language and identity and embrace respect and equality.
"The Irish language belongs to everyone, it threatens no one and should be respected.
“Those who speak the language come from all walks of life. They are tired of the DUP's complete lack of respect for the Irish language.
“They want to see a society that promotes and supports the development of cultural and linguistic diversity through legislation and protections."