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British government must fulfil obligations on Irish language act - Ó Muilleoir

14 February, 2017 - by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Sinn Féin's Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has told a meeting of the finance ministers from the north of Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the British Treasury that the British government should fulfil its obligations on an Irish language act. 

The Finance Minister said; 

"At the meeting I told David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury, that Tory policies have undermined the peace, reconciliation and political processes in the North. 

"For too long the Tories have provided cover for DUP disrespect to the Irish language and identity.

"Nowhere is that clearer than in their opposition to an Irish Language Act, which was promised in the St Andrew's Agreement but has not been delivered to date due to the DUP-Tory tag team of intolerance." 

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