Sinn Fein spelling error in Irish language election poster

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Sinn Féin has had to correct a spelling mistake in an Irish language election poster calling for ‘equality now’.

The Irish News spotted the error in the posters, which have been put up at locations across Northern Ireland ahead of the Assembly election.

They read: “Comhionnanas Anois (Equality now)”, but the correct spelling of the Irish word for equality is comhionannas.

A Sinn Féin spokesman said: “There was an error on some of the signage. This has been rectified and all new materials ordered contain the correct spelling of ‘comhionannas’.”

The Irish language has become a key issue in the election campaign. DUP leader Arlene Foster has come under fire recently after she said she will not be supporting the introduction of an Irish language act, as part of a series of measures to facilitate the restoration of power-sharing after the election.