Minister's commitment to Irish Language unquestionable
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hÓisín has called on the SDLP to stop sniping from the side-lines and to join with others in positively promoting the Irish Language.
“Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has recently launched an inspirational initiative, Líofa 2015, which, on a daily basis, is adding to the number of people learning Irish.
“Líofa has broadened the appeal of the Irish language with hundreds of people, from across the spectrum, now busy attending classes and striving to become Líofa (fluent) by 2015.
“This is in addition to, not as a replacement for, strategies and an Irish Language Act.Carál NÍ Chuilín’s commitment to the Irish Language cannot be questioned while the SDLP’s Dominic Bradley seems content to continuously look for a negative spin to anything positive on the language.
“Dominic Bradley should concentrate his energy on promoting the language among his party’s councillors who recently voted against the erection of bilingual signs in both Armagh and Derry.
“Dominic would be better engaged highlighting all that is good about the language instead of acting as a cheerleader for those who like to see nothing better than division among language enthusiasts.”