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Irish Language Act remains a priority - McCorley

2 December, 2014 - by Rosie McCorley

Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley has said securing legislation to protect the rights of Irish speakers remains a priority for Sinn Féin. 

Speaking after representatives of Irish language groups POBAL and Turas travelled to Stormont to meet deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, the West Belfast MLA said; 

"Representatives of POBAL and Turas came to Stormont today to call for fair and equal treatment for Irish language speakers. 

"I met the groups and reiterated Sinn Féin's support for an Irish language Act to protect the rights of the Irish language community. 

"They also held a positive and constructive meeting with Martin McGuinness who assured both groups that securing Acht na Gaeilge remains a priority for Sinn Féin. 

"Both groups outlined the positive work they are engaged in to promote the Irish language to a wider audience. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to push for the implementation of all outstanding commitments of the Good Friday and other agreements, including the Irish Language Act.”

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