NDNA: Joint First Minister’s Commitment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 28th June 2021.

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Photo of Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill Sinn Féin 2:30 pm, 28th June 2021

As I said, the Irish Government, the British Government and all local parties signed up to the New Decade, New Approach political agreement. For a party to vote against one of the key commitments within that agreement does not demonstrate a faithful approach to its implementation. However, bad faith cannot be a blockage to the access of na Gaeilgeoirí, or anyone else, to their rights. We have to find ways around bad faith, as we did with Acht na Gaeilge and the wider language and culture package.