The Stormont Culture Minister has been challenged over the promotion of the Irish language. The SDLP's party spokesperson on Gaelic, Dominic Bradley, has welcomed the commitment to Irish language legislation across Northern Ireland contained in the Irish Republic's new 20 Year Strategy for the language.
The SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh said that he has forwarded it to the Stormont Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Nelson McCausland, for his attention and questioned the Minister's commitment to its promotion.
Commenting on this aspect of the strategy, Mr Bradley said: "The SDLP very much welcomes the Irish government's continuing commitment to the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and support for Foras na Gaeilge, the North/South implementation body charged with promoting the language on an all-island basis, to ensure its continued effective operation. "I very much hope that the strategy will have a beneficial impact on speakers of the Irish language in Northern Ireland...