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Anger over vandalism to bilingual sign

11 May, 2018 - by Colm Gildernew

Speaking after an Irish language road sign outside Caledon, Co. Tyrone was vandalised, Colm Gildernew MLA said:

“This sign has been the subject of vandalism on multiple occasions. There is no excuse for this type of vandalism and it cannot be tolerated.

“Those responsible for removing, destroying or vandalising bilingual signs are involved in criminal damage and should be reported to the PSNI.

“Unfortunately, the vandalism of this sign and other signs in the borough is indicative of the attitude of some in society who show a complete disregard and lack of respect for the Irish identity.

"Occurrences like this bring into focus the need for protection of Irish Language rights through Acht na Gaeilge." 

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