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Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd calls for the campaign for an Acht Gaeilge to intensify following the failure of the British government and the DUP to step up to the plate.

Published: 30 March, 2017

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd calls for the campaign for an Acht Gaeilge to intensify following the failure of the British government and the DUP to step up to the plate.

John O'Dowd was speaking after a demonstration at Stormont by An Dream Dearg campaigning for an Acht Gaeilge.

He said:

"It is past time for an Irish Language Act.

"The rights and entitlements of Irish speakers should and must be protected by legislation.

"The DUP and the British government continue to fall short on their commitments.

"If we want an Irish Language Act we must go out there and campaign for it. We must mobilise and organise.

"I would encourage everyone who wants equality, respect and rights to show their support in the days and weeks ahead."