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Anti-Irish Unionism continues with misguided attack on Irish language

12 November, 2007

Speaking before a debate on the "club bank" scheme for schools Sinn Féin Irish language spokesperson Francie Brolly MLA has lambasted Anti Irish language campaigners for another pointless debate aimed at attacking a cultural tool.

He said,

"Tomorrow's debate on the school's club bank scheme was aimed at attacking Irish medium education by the DUP MLA, Michelle Mc Ilveen.

"In fact, as a result of an over-eagerness to attack what is part of all our heritage on this island, what the DUP have done is attack a fundraising scheme which was aimed at facilitating integrated education 10 years ago.

"No Irish school has received any money from this scheme to date.

"It should be pointed out that the club bank is not designed to establish schools, it is a way of ensuring that schools which are already recognised and funded by the Department of Education can function adequately.

"I would urge Ms Mc Ilveen to, once again, be more cautious in her approach in the future and stop wasting the time of the assembly." Deireadh

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