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UU bilingual signage will respect and recognise Irish language - Archibald

23 November, 2018 - by Caoimhe Archibald

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the decision by students at the Ulster University to respect and recognise the Irish language through the erection of bilingual signage.

The party's further and higher education spokesperson said:

“I welcome the decision by the Students Unions at the Ulster University to adopt a bilingual signage policy for signage.

“This decision shows respect for and recognises the Irish identity of a large number of the student body.

"Unfortunately, some within unionism have once again set their face against recognition of the Irish language and Irish identity. 

“They have attacked the decision by the Students Union to embrace the Irish language, which belongs to all the people of our community.

“This is another example of the blatant anti-Irish agenda of some within political unionism who continually refuse to recognise the right for both British and Irish identities to be expressed, respected and celebrated.

"And further underlines the need for an Acht Gaeilge to put protections for the Irish language on a statutory footing.”

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