Vandals defaced signage on edge of town

An act of vandalism carried out on an Irish language road sign in Fivemiletown has been condemned by local Sinn Fein and UUP Councillors.
The attack on a road sign in Fivemiletown is the latest in a series of incidents across the region where signage has been targeted.
Sinn Fein Cllr Seamus Greene said that such an act of vandalism was ‘very disappointing’. He added, “It’s very sad that the native language of our country seems to offend some people. I thought that day and age was over but obviously there are still a few people that take offence at seeing the native language of Ireland on a sign.
“I would appeal to people”o stay away from that activity. I would also hope that unionist councillors and local MLA’s would also condemn this as it is criminal damage. It’s almost like a hate crime to the culture of Ireland to do that and to be so offended by a language.”
Fivemiletown UUP Cllr Victor Warrington also voiced his disapproval of the attack.
“I condemn any vandalism on public property. If we can’t get it cleaned up it’s going to cost money to replace it, so I would condemn it without resolution. There’s no need for vandalism.”

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