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Ó Donnghaile encourages support for 'Bursaries not Boilers' protest

11 January, 2017 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile calls Irish-language activists to back the 'Bursaries not Boilers' protest tomorrow. 

Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said:

"An Dream Dearg have organised a protest at the Department of Communities on Bedford Street tomorrow at 12.30pm. 

"This protest has been organised to show the anger at the decision taken by the minister to cut the funding for the Líofa programme.

"This was a very deliberate snub to the Irish language and elements within the DUP have exhibited a lack of respect for the Irish language and those who speak it.

"The Irish language belongs to everyone, it threatens no one and must be respected.

“Those who speak the language come from all walks of life. They are tired of the DUP's complete lack of respect for our language.

“They want to see a society that promotes and supports the development of cultural and linguistic diversity through legislation and protections, which would prohibit such petty and disgraceful decisions as that taken by Paul Givan.

"The minister should listen to the people, reverse this decision and restore the Líofa bursaries immediately." 

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