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Rights of Irish language community must be protected - Ó Donnghaile

27 June, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has said the rights of the Irish language community must be protected in the aftermath of the EU referendum result. 

Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said; 

"The impact of the result of last week's EU referendum will be felt across all sectors of society, including the Irish language community. 

"At present the only protections the Irish language community has in law come from the EU with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. 

"We must make sure we do everything we can to see these protections are secured. 

"The rights and entitlements of the Irish language community need to be protected, both in terms of the existing EU legislation and also with an Irish Language Act in the north."

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