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Ó Donnghaile calls on RTÉ to make Irish language commentary available in North

8 June, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has called on RTÉ to make Irish language commentary on Ireland's Euro 2016 soccer games to be available nationwide. 

Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said; 

"When it was announced that RTÉ was to make commentary available during Ireland's soccer games in the Euros I welcomed it. 

"Now RTÉ have confirmed that viewers in the North will be blocked from accessing the Irish language commentary. 

"That is unacceptable and an insult to Irish speakers not only in the north, but across Ireland. 

"Access to RTÉ services was contained in the Good Friday Agreement and this partitionist attempt to roll back on that flies in the face of the agreement. 

"The Irish language goes beyond borders and RTÉ need to recognise that and make the commentary available throughout the 32 counties of Ireland." 

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