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Easpa measa á léiriú ag an rialtas i leith na Gaeilge - Ó Snodaigh

27 April, 2016 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Cháin an Teachta Dála Aengus Ó  Snodaigh, Príomh Aoire  agus  Urlabhraí Ghaeilge Shinn Féin, Fine Gael as  drochmheas an rialtais i leith na Gaeilge  nuair a fógraíodh gur baineadh na ráitis ar an nGaeilge den chlár don Dáil agus gur cuireadh siar iad go dtí an tseachtain seo chugainn.

Ag labhairt dó aréir deir se:

“Táim den tuairim láidir gur cheart na ráitis ar an nGaeilge a chur ar ais ar chlár na seachtaine seo.

“Tá Fine Gael agus Páirtí an Lucht Oibre ag tabhairt droim láimhe don Ghaeilge arís.

“Léiríonn an cur chuige náireach seo dímheas an rialtais ar lucht labhartha na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta.

“Nuair a léirítear drochmheas oifigiúil ar an teanga treisítear an tuairim nach bhfuil luach ar an nGaeilge. Masla amach is amach atá ann.

“Is cúis náire í, go háirithe le linn Chomóradh céad bliain Éirí Amach 1916.

“Is mór an scannal é a athneartaíonn an tuairim nach tosaíochtaí iad an Ghaeilge, an Ghaeltacht nó lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ag Fine Gael anois nó choíche.”

Lack of respect shown by the government towards the Irish language – Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Sinn Féin Chief Whip and Spokesperson on the Irish Language, has criticised Fine Gael for the disrespect shown by the government to the Irish language, when it was announced today that statements on the Irish language were withdrawn from the Dáíl schedule for tomorrow and put back until next week.

Speaking last night Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“I’m strongly of the opinion that statements on the Irish language should be put back on the schedule for this week.

“Fine Gael and the Labour Party have again abandoned the Irish language.

“This shameful approach shows the government’s lack of respect for Irish speakers and for the Gaeltacht.

“Official disrespect for the language strengthens the opinion that the language has no value. It is an out and out insult.

“It is a source of shame particularly during the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising.

“It is outrageous and reinforces the belief that the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and Irish speakers are not priorities for Fine Gael now or ever.”

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