Arlene Foster: DUP not considering Irish language act

Arlene Foster has said the Democratic Unionists are not contemplating introducing an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

The DUP chief said a leaked document on negotiations with Sinn Fein before the collapse of powersharing talks last week was only one of a number circulated.

She again urged the British Government to put a budget for public services in place for Stormont's minister-less departments following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May at Westminster.

Ms Foster said: "We were not contemplating bringing in an Irish language act and I could not be clearer in relation to that.

"If you look at the so-called draft agreement that is only one of a number of documents that were circulated and put out and about, and I think the important thing is that we now reflect on where we got to in relation to all of those issues, we have a budget put in place, I think that is important for the people of Northern Ireland and that we move forward."

She said she was concerned about the lack of proper governance in Northern Ireland.

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