...de Slugger O'Toole:
Spreaking at the Pobal organised meeting on the 1737 Justice Act, Pól Ó Ceallacháin of the SDLP, speaking on behalf of Mark Durkin the SDLP leader, promised action on the question of the 1737 Justice Act.
The act, which has bee described by lawyers and historian Eamon Phoenix as a 'penal law' effectively bans the Irish language from courts in the North.
Mr Ó Ceallacháin informed the well attended meeting that should the appeal following the recent 'Mac Giolla Catháin case' fail, then the SDLP is committed to introducing a bill in the assembly on the issue.
As policing and justice is a reserved matter, it is difficult to see how the SDLP's bill would operate, however it would clearly be widely welcomed by Irish speakers.