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South Armagh councillor hits out at "idiots" after Irish language sign is defaced for a second time

Nov 9, 2021 16:11 By News Northern Sound
South Armagh councillor hits out at "idiots" after Irish language sign is defaced for a second time South Armagh councillor hits out at "idiots" after Irish language sign is defaced for a second time
Image from the first time the sign was defaced. Credit: Councillor Barra Ó Muirí
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A south Armagh councillor has expressed his dismay after the Irish language element of a Newtownhamilton street sign was vandalised for the second time in as many weeks.

Local councillor Barra Ó Muirí says the sign was "defaced again at the weekend by idiots who have painted over the Irish writing".

The incident happened to a "Welcome to the District" sign on the Keady Road area of Newtownhamilton.

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He added that "someone wishes to make a point but they don't realise the entire community is disgusted by their actions" and that the "Irish language harms no-one and should not be feared".

Councillor Ó Muirí says he will "once again report the incident as a hate crime to the PSNI and request that the sign is cleaned again".

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