CAJ’s Deputy Director, Daniel Holder, has given an interview to the multimedia news platform, Meon Eile, about the reported U-turn by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council over its ‘English-only’ policy for street signs.
This policy was introduced in February 2018 after a request was made by Abbeyville Residents Association in Newtownabbey to have a small number of street signs in their area expressed in Irish as well as English. While still active, the policy meant that street signs had to be exclusively in English, even if local residents desired otherwise.
In March 2018, CAJ wrote to the council expressing serious concern over the lawfulness of the policy. You can read the letter here.
To watch Daniel’s interview with Meon Eile, please follow this link.