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GEMMA BROLLY: #SeasAnFód Campaign Launch

Following the campaign launch of #SeasAnFód, Aontú Rep for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has called for immediate equal rights for the Irish language tríd Acht na Gaeilge.

Rep Brolly:

“From the beginning, Aontú have voiced their disapproval at the continuous use of the Irish language as a battered and torn pawn in politics. The Irish language is a beautiful and treasured language throughout the world with no constraints upon who should or should not use it. History teaches us the language was used to signify a ‘lesser’ people, to punish them upon speaking their native language, to ban and discriminate in order to eradicate the living language of Ireland.”

“History also teaches us, in spite of efforts to erase the Irish language from existence, people of all religions and creeds learned and promoted the language throughout the country.”

“Yet here we are, yet again in somewhat of a ‘dé ja vu’ situation where the DUP have pulled out their usual punch bag and began their sparring session. With the knowledge that their own corner is in turmoil, the DUP attempt to pull their usual low blow punches however, they must wake up and realise they are simply dancing in the shadows of the past.”

“This is 2021, legislation has been agreed and must now be implemented, there are no split decisions on the Irish language Act, there never was and never will be. This is a unanimous decision.”

“Aontú demand equal rights for the Irish language through Acht na Gaeilge. We stand together with the #SeasAnFód campaign. #AchtAnois!”

By Aontú Press | 14 May, 2021

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