Friday, 23 May 2008

David Healy…kaj Irlandalingvo? la Ballymoney Times:

A row has erupted after a DUP councillor alleged a person wanting to speak to Moyle District Council was shown the 'red card' about a football competition being run by the Ulster Scots Agency involving Northern Ireland football star David Healy…

… Cllr McIlroy said the man was "trying to do something for the young people of Bushmills".
This summer David Healy will host a football skills course for children on behalf of the Ulster-Scots Agency.

Sinn Fein councillor Oliver McMullan wanted to know how much funding Ulster-Scots related activities get from Moyle Council.

Cllr McIlroy said they again had a situation because Ulster-Scots and Bushmills was mentioned "everybody in Sinn Fein wants to ask questions".

Cllr Padraig McShane (Sinn Fein) said recently his party asked for support for funding for Irish language street signs which did not go ahead and he wanted to know the Council expenditure on Ulster Scots as opposed to the Irish language.

Council Vice-Chairperson, Ulster Unionist councillor Helen Harding, said the reason the Council didn't support the Irish language street signs was down to cost.

Ulster Unionist councillor Willie Graham said: "I think most of the people coming to this area can understand English."

Independent councillor Randal McDonnell said: "Is there nothing useful we can talk about?"

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