Irish Language Act remains a priority-McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has said securing legislation to protect the rights of Irish speakers remains a priority for Sinn Féin.Raymond head shot 22

 

Speaking after representatives of Irish language groups POBAL and Turas travelled to Stormont to meet deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, the Foyle MLA said;

 

“Representatives of POBAL and Turas came to Stormont  to call for fair and equal treatment for Irish language speakers.

 

“Sinn Féin met the groups and reiterated our support for an Irish language Act to protect the rights of the Irish language community.

 

“They also held a positive and constructive meeting with Martin McGuinness who assured both groups that securing Acht na Gaeilge remains a priority for Sinn Féin.

 

“Both groups outlined the positive work they are engaged in to promote the Irish language to a wider audience.

 

“Sinn Féin will continue to push for the implementation of all outstanding commitments of the Good Friday and other agreements, including the Irish Language Act.”