Sinn Féin supports the restoration of the Irish language as the spoken language among the majority of people in Ireland and the creation of a truly bilingual society. We believe that there should be an Aire Gaeilge & Gaeltachta in Cabinet with responsibility for language policy delivery.
We would fully review and upgrade the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language,we would strengthen the Official Languages Act and we support an Acht na Gaeilge for the North.
Equality is an integral part of a democratic society and this includes upholding the rights of Irish-language speakers. In the North, Minister Carál Ní Chuilinn has shown the political drive Sinn Féin has regarding our native language. 10,000 people have now signed up to her Department’s Líofa campaign to improve their use of the Irish language.
Sinn Féin Would:
The coming election will be about who can deliver a fair recovery for all our citizens. At present we have parties that imposed austerity, punished those most in need and are now claiming a one sided and unfair recovery. Sinn Féin offers a republican vision of Ireland, deliverable policies for a fair recovery and a new form of politics. An Irish language version of this document is also available here.
The Tory government’s austerity agenda is the single greatest threat to the people and political institutions of the North. In this 2015 Westminster Election Manifesto we set out our economic and social priorities.