17/11/2021

Secretary Of State Urged To Introduce Irish Language Act

The British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, has been urged to live up to his commitments and introduce the Irish Language Act.

Making the call, Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Aisling Reilly said: "Sinn Féin back An Dream Dearg's call on the British Secretary of State to live up to his commitments to legislate for an Acht Gaeilge.
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"The British Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said at the end of October that he would introduce the legislation.

"Irish Language legislation is crucial to delivering genuine recognition to the equal rights and status of an ever-growing community of Gaeilgeoirí across our island.

"Acht Gaeilge is long overdue.

"There can be no more delays and the British government should get on with implementing its commitments."


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