Thursday, 31 January 2008

Doire Cholm Chille

…de la Derry Journal:

The ongoing fight for an Irish language Act for Northern Ireland is back on the agenda after Derry City Council agreed to show its support.

Sinn Fein Councillor, Kevin Campbell called on the council to write to Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Edwin Poots, to introduce an Irish language Act.

Despite two extensive public consultations, Mr. Campbell said the results were being ignored by the minister….

…Colr. Mark H Durkan, SDLP, said: “It is an indigenous language of this island. It is protected an supported in the Republic of Ireland. The politicisation has made it hard to gain support across the communities. Many Irish speakers find this politicisation very offensive.We shouldn’t let one party use it for political reasons.”…

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