Friday, 7 December 2007

Baile Monaidh

…de la Ballymoney Times:

History was made in Ballymoney Council on Monday night when the Unionist-controlled local authority agreed to erect bilingual signs in Irish in parts of the borough.

Sinn Fein welcomed the moves but complained that it was only the threat of individual councillors being surcharged that persuaded a majority of Unionist representatives to abstain from voting which paved the way for the erection of the signs which will have English as the main language and Irish in a minor role.

But Rasharkin DUP councillor Roy Wilson along with former DUP councillor, now Independent councillor, Audrey Patterson, voted in a failed bid to get Ulster-Scots included on the signs in Dunloy, Rasharkin and Loughgiel...

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