‘Rights of Irish language community must be protected’ – Fearon

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said the rights of the Irish language community must be protected in the aftermath of the EU referendum result.
Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

“The impact of the result of last week’s EU referendum will be felt across all sectors of society, including the Irish language community. “At present the only protections the Irish language community has in law come from the EU with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. “We must make sure we do everything we can to see these protections are secured.
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July 2016She added, “The rights and entitlements of the Irish language community need to be protected, both in terms of the existing EU legislation and also with an Irish Language Act in the north.”

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