DUP Minister fails to deliver on commitment
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed his "anger and frustration at the failure again of the DCAL Minister Nelson McCausland to meet the Assembly Committee and brief them on a draft Irish Language strategy".
Mr. Adams said:
"The record of DUP Ministers on fulfilling their Ministerial duty to bring forward an Irish language strategy has been dismal.
Minister McCausland was to produce an Irish language strategy by the end of March. He has failed to do this.
He was due to brief the Assembly committee tomorrow on a draft strategy and has now pulled out. In addition his officials have indicated that an Irish language strategy may not now be produced until September - a full six months late.
And there is every suspicion that the Minister will continue to stall on this Ministerial responsibility.
All languages deserve respect and all language communities should have access to services. The DCAL Minister has a particular responsibility in this respect which he is failing to deliver on.”