Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Growing demand for Irish Language Act - McCorley

8 December, 2014 - by Rosie McCorley


Growing demand for Irish Language Act - McCorley

Sinn Féin MLA Rosie McCorley has said it is important the voice of campaigners for an Irish language act is heard at Stormont.

Speaking ahead of a demonstration at Stormont on Wednesday, the Irish language spokesperson said; 

"Legislation to protect the rights and entitlements of Irish language speakers was a key commitment of the Good Friday Agreement but it has yet to be implemented. 

"The British government and unionist parties are continually frustrating the growing demand from the Irish speaking community for an Irish Language Act. 

"To make matters worse the DUP have gone further with their disgraceful and disrespectful attacks on the Irish language. 

"It is important the voice of the Irish speaking community calling for the implementation of Acht na Gaeilge is heard at Stormont. 

"Sinn Fein will continue to support the demand for an Irish Language Act and I look forward to joining the protesters to send a clear message that this legislation is needed.” 

Connect with Sinn Féin