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TUV motion demonstrates lack of respect for Irish language - Hardy

5 December, 2017 - by Pátrice Hardy

Sinn Féin Councillor Patrice Hardy has said a motion by the TUV to oppose any form of Irish-language legislation or official status at last night's meeting of Mid and East Antrim Council demonstrates a lack of respect for the people of the north.

The Mid and East Antrim Councillor said:

“The TUV motion highlights the total lack of respect and understanding for the Irish language, culture and identity.

“This motion is a further demonstration for the widespread hostility by political unionism to the Irish language.

“The fact that this motion was supported by other unionist parties highlights the total lack of respect they have for the Irish language and is a further example if one was needed as to why we need legislative protection and an Irish Language Act.

“Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for rights, Gaelic language rights, marriage equality and the right to a coroner’s inquest enjoyed by citizens evereywhere else in these islands to be extended to the people of the north.

“Sinn Féin wants the restoration of the political institutions in the north but it must be on the basis of equality, respect and integrity and deliver for all citizens.” 

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