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McElduff responds to DUP MP comments on Irish Language

21 May, 2007

Responding to remarks made by the DUP MP Gregory Campbell regarding the proposed Irish Language Act, Barry McElduff MLA said:

"The demand for an Irish Language Act is based upon the need to deliver on the rights of Irish speakers. If we are to build a rights based society then these will have to be respected regardless of what Gregory Campbell says or does.

"It would be worth Gregory Campbell reflecting upon the reality that we all have vetoes which we can choose to use. This however will not bring about the sort of new future we all desire. Sinn Féin want to work with all of the parties in the Assembly but for that approach to succeed then people like Gregory Campbell will have to come to terms with equality and respect for others rights and entitlements." ENDS

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