Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Baile Monaidh

…de la Ballymoney Times:

History has been made with the first ever bilingual street name signs featuring Irish going up in parts of Ballymoney Borough in recent days ... and Sinn Fein want more.

Unionist-controlled Ballymoney Borough Council gave the go-ahead for the signs before Christmas on foot of legal advice and the threat of councillors being surcharged and now the signs have materialised.

The signs - which have gone up at Bellaghy Park, Dunloy; Glebe Park in Rasharkin and Scally Park, Loughgiel -have been welcomed by Dunloy-based Sinn Fein councillor Anita Cavlan.

But Traditional Unionist Voice councillor Audrey Patterson - who was one of two councillors to vote against the move at the Council last year when several DUP and other Unionist representatives abstained - indicated she is still unhappy at the arrival of the signs.
Councillor Patterson told the Times: "I voted against the signs and now they are here my mind hasn't changed."…

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