28/02/2018

Sinn Fein Hits Out At DUP Over Irish Medium School Claims

Sinn Fein has hit out at DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson after he claimed Irish medium schools cost five times more than other schools.

MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said his claims were "outrageous" and called on him to visit an Irish medium school to "educate himself on facts".
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He said: "This type of scaremongering only underlines the need for an Acht Gaeilge which would embrace Irish as a key component of our shared future. Jeffrey’s false comments belong in our divided past.

"Rights enjoyed by citizens everywhere on these islands, be they language rights, marriage equality or the right to coroner's inquests, must be extended to citizens in the North.

"The Good Friday Agreement provides for the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference and this must be convened to ensure the full implementation of agreements and to protect and promote the rights of all citizens."

(CD)

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