Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell motion in support of Acht Na Gaeilge. has passed at the full monthly meeting of Derry City & Strabane District Council/
Councillor Kevin Campbell said:
“There is a clear and growing demand for an Irish language act from across public sectors and political parties.
“No one has anything to fear from the Irish language or an Irish language act.
“The Irish language is an integral part of the lives of a growing number of people who use it daily and their rights should be protected.
“There are language protections in place in England, Scotland, Wales and for all south of the border, they need to be extended to the North.
“The British Government and Unionist parties have failed to fulfil their commitment to an Acht Gaeilge and to the full implementation of the Good Friday and St Andrew’s Agreements.
“The denial of basic rights on language, marriage and access to a coroner’s court is not acceptable anywhere else on these islands and their denial here should not be acceptable. Prejudice and discriminations should never be tolerated.
“This is a clear issue of rights and Sinn Féin is standing up for the respect, integrity and equality for all.