If you don’t want Irish language electoral wards, say so now

A letter from Dr Paul Kingsley:

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 10:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 1:11 pm
Letter to the editor

The Local Government Boundaries Commissioner for Northern Ireland has just published her provisional recommendations.

Buried in her 53-page report at paragraph 5.5 (page ten) is the following: “I have to date received a representation that both districts and wards should be named in Irish or bilingually with English or in a trilingual naming convention with both English and Ulster Scots. I have not included this in my provisional recommendations; I would invite further representations on this issue in the course of the wider public consultation that is now open.”

If readers do not think that these suggestions are a good idea, they can go to the consultation survey web page which can be accessed at https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/dfc/lgbc-provisional-recommendations/consultation/ and fill in the sections “About you” and “Additional comments”.

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