“The restoration of this funding is welcome, but it looks more desperate than decent,” he said.
“The original decision was one that smacked of provocation and, sadly, fits a long pattern of DUP disrespect. For the Minister to suggest it was not political is risible. The Irish language belongs to us all and there’s a growing recognition of its value.
“Though I wonder whether the DUP are trying to distract from their leader’s pledge earlier this week to hold an independent, judge-led inquiry into the RHI scheme. The cost of Liofa is less than a day’s worth of subsidy in that scandal and it is vital we continue to hold them to account.”