11/05/2018

Irish Language Road Sign Vandalised In Co Tyrone

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has slammed those responsible for vandalising an Irish language sign in Co Tyrone.

The road sign outside Caledon has been defaced with the Irish part sprayed over with paint.

Mr Gildernew said the sign had been the subject of vandalism "on multiple occasions".

"There is no excuse for this type of vandalism and it cannot be tolerated," he said.
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"Those responsible for removing, destroying or vandalising bilingual signs are involved in criminal damage and should be reported to the PSNI.

"Unfortunately, the vandalism of this sign and other signs in the borough is indicative of the attitude of some in society who show a complete disregard and lack of respect for the Irish identity.

"Occurrences like this bring into focus the need for protection of Irish Language rights through Acht na Gaeilge."

(LM/MH)

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