Belfast Telegraph

Vandalism of sign shows need for Irish Language Act says Sinn Fein

A Sinn Fein MLA has claimed the vandalism of the Irish language on a sign in Co Tyrone shows the need for an Irish Language Act.

The Irish was sprayed over on a road sign outside Caledon, Co Tyrone.

Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew said “This sign has been the subject of vandalism on multiple occasions. There is no excuse for this type of vandalism and it cannot be tolerated.

“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."

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