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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: April 22, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    SDLP and Northern Irish

    Pól Ó Muirí

    There is an election in the North for Westminster. Here is a piece from the SDLP manifesto re: the Irish language:

    “The SDLP will continue to fight for the introduction of an Irish Language Act, through the introduction of our own private member’s legislation if necessary. Leanfaidh an SDLP leis an troid chun Acht na Gaelige a thabhairt isteach, trínár reachtaíocht príobháideach s’againn féin a thabhairt isteach más gá.

    “And we will attempt to persuade Sinn Féin that their decision to give up on the Irish
    Language Act for petty concessions at Hillsborough was a mistake.
    Agus déanfaidh muid iarracht cur ina luí ar Shinn Féin go ndearna siad meancóg sa mhéid is gur thréig siad Acht na Gaelige ar mhaithe le lamháltais shuaracha ag Caisleán Hillsborough.”

    • JerryF says:

      SDLP have refused to work with Sinn Fein to assure natinalist representation in marginal districts, assuring unionist victories there. They are doing that to prevent a nationalist party having the First Minister, thereby harming the nationalist cause. Hopefully, northern voters will see through this perfidy and send SDLP the way of the PD’s in the republic.

    • Though I suppose the SDLP ones would argue that SF assured a unionist victory, harmed nationalist representation and prevented a nationalist party from having a Justice Minister by teaming up with the DUP to give the Justice Ministry to Alliance?

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