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Bilingual uniforms threaten nobody’s identity

27 February, 2009 - by Cathal Ó hOisín


Sinn Féin MLA and spokesperson on the Irish language, Francie Brolly, has stated that the Irish language being represented on Limavady Council workers uniforms is an issue of equality and in no way threatens peoples identity.

Speaking today Mr Brolly said:

"The placing of the Irish language on the logo of Limavady Council was done so in the 2001 and 2005 term as an issue of equality. No objections were raised at that time and the logo is present on council property and vehicles.

"Recently the logo on the council uniforms was updated to standardize the boroughs imagery. This is no threat to anyone or their identity. The two languages on the logos are representative of the people on this island and should be seen as such.

"For a small group of workers, roughly 20 out of 170 employees, to register their protest is their prerogative however it must be stressed that the logo is inclusive and holds no political connotations. To believe this to be so is mistaken and I am happy to meet with those council workers who object to Irish being on their uniforms to hear their position."

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