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Vandals spray paint over Irish language portion of road sign

Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew has condemned vandalism to an Irish language road sign
Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew has condemned vandalism to an Irish language road sign

A bilingual road sign in Co Tyrone has been vandalised.

Vandals spray painted over the Irish language portion of the Mid Ulster District Council sign erected just outside Caledon.

Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew has condemned the damage.

The Fermanagh South MLA said: "The vandalism of this sign is indicative of the attitude of some in society who show a complete disregard and lack of respect for the Irish identity.

"There is no excuse for this type of vandalism and it will not be tolerated.

"Anybody removing, destroying or vandalising bilingual signs is involved in criminal damage and should be reported to the PSNI.

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

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