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07/12/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2017 09:41

Fáilte roimh thacaíocht Rialtas na hÉireann, ach tá gá le gníomhú - Ó Donnghaile

12 July, 2017 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile

Chuir Seanadóir Shinn Féin Niall Ó Donnghaile fáilte roimh dheimhniúchán Rialtas na hÉireann go dtacaíonn siad le hAcht Gaeilge aonair, bunaithe ar chearta faoi mar a aontaíodh i gComhaontú Chill Rímhinn.

Ag labhairt tar éis dó díospóireacht ar an tosach a chuir síos maidir leis an Acht, dúirt An Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile;

'Chuirim fáile roimh tacaíocht Rialtas na hÉireann d'Acht na Gaeilge.

'Táim an-sásta a chloisteáil go mbeidh siad á ardú go rialta agus iad i dteagmháil le Rialtas na Breataine.

'Ach bíodh sin mar atá ní cearta go gcuirtear i bhfeidhm iad. Caithfidh Rialtas na hÉireann mar chomhráthóir Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta agus na comhaontuithe dá éis, a chinntiu go bhfuil an tiomantas céanna á léiriú ag Rialtas na Breataine maidir leis an reachtaíocht riachtanach seo a sheachadadh.

'Tá tromlach na CTR a toghadh Mí Márta, Na Náisiún Aontaithe, Comhairle Saineolaithe de chuid an Aontas Eorpach agus Rialtas na hÉireann ag tacú le reachtaíocht ann féin, bunaithe ar chearta a chosnaíonn agus a chuireann le cearta lucht labhartha na Gaeilge.

'Tá sé in amm a chinntiú go gcuirfí deireadh leis an dímheas a léirítear ar an teanga agus a liucht labhartha agus tá sé thar am Acht na GAeilge a bheith againn.

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Irish Government support for Acht na Gaeilge welcome but action must follow - Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed areiteration of the Irish Government's support for astandalone, rights-based Irish language Act in the North asagreed at St. Andrew's.Speaking after Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile initiated aCommencement Debate on the matter this morning, he said;'Irish Government support for an Acht na Gaeilge iswelcome. I am heartened to hear that they will continue toraise this issue with their counterparts in the BritishGovernment.

'That said, rights delayed are rights denied and as co-guarantor of the Good Friday and subsequent Agreements, the Irish Government must act to ensure the British Government remain as equally committed to the delivery of this much-needed legislation.

'A majority of MLA's elected in March, the United Nations, the EU's Committee of Experts and the Irish Government all support the delivery of rights-based, stand-alone legislation that protects and enhances the rights of Irish speakers.

'It is time now to ensure an end is put to the disrespect shown to the language and those who speak it and passed time for an Acht na Gaeilge.

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