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News Archives for March, 2008

31 March, 2008

Water Services 'no show' over sewage overspill unacceptable

Cllr Gerard Foley, the Sinn Fein Chairperson of Strabane District Council has criticized the failure of the Water Service to respond to representations about an overflow of raw sewage onto the Bellspark Road in the Glebe over the weekend. Read full article

27 March, 2008

Decision time for Maze/Long Kesh stadium - McElduff

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff MLA, who is chair of the Assembly Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee, has called on Finance Minister, Peter Robinson and Culture Minister Edwin Poots to act decisively and put a positive recommendation on the Maze/Long Kesh Stadium to the Executive for approval. Read full article

26 March, 2008

Several Thousand attend Carrickmore Easter Commemoration

Tyrone republicans converged in Carrickmore on Sunday 23rd March to commemorate Irelands patriot dead. Bunting, flags and posters adorned the parade route and all the approach roads. Read full article

25 March, 2008

Gerry Kelly Addresses Drumboe Commemoration

Photo of parade making its way through Ballybofey and of Platform Party at the Tírconnail Martyr's Memorial  erected to commemorate the execution of the four Drumboe martyrs, Charlie Daly, Seán Larkin, Daniel Enright and Tim O'Sullivan, by Free state forc

In bitterly cold weather conditions republicans from Donegal and Strabane turned out in large numbers at the Drumboe Easter Commemoration on Sunday at which the main speaker Gerry Kelly called on the Irish government to begin to play its role in bringing about Irish reunification. Read full article

20 March, 2008

McElduff welcomes €30 million JP McManus Scholarship Fund

Sinn Féin MLA for West Tyrone, Barry McElduff has welcomed the €30 million funding of an all-Ireland Scholarship fund by Irish racehorse owner and well known Philanthropist J P MCManus. Read full article

20 March, 2008

Fatal crash has casts dark shadow over Tyrone-Doherty

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that the news that two men have been killed following a collision between two lorries on the main A5 road between Omagh and Newtownstewart this afternoon has cast a dark shadow over the area as we commence Easter week. Read full article

20 March, 2008

Foley must continue to be subject to the most stringent of monitoring mechanisms-Doherty

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that Eamon Foley, as a convicted level 3 sex offender, must be subject to the most stringent of monitoring mechanisms Read full article

19 March, 2008

Doherty calls on MoD to make full public disclosure about profits from demilitarized sites sales

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has called on the British Ministry of Defence to make a full public disclosure about what profits it has secured from the sale of demilitarized sites across the six counties Read full article

19 March, 2008

'Arson attack' at home of Eamon Foley will solve nothing - Doherty

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that, if as suspected, the fire at home of Eamon Foley at Seegronan Road outside Killeter last night was caused by arson it will solve absolutely nothing. Read full article

19 March, 2008

Public urged to wear Easter lily and remember Irelands patriot dead.

The late Mickey McAnespie launches the Easter lily campaign in 2006. Mickey was tragically killed during the year and will be fondly remembered this weekend by his family and friends.

West Tyrone Sinn Fein Councillor, Sean Begley has called upon people in Tyrone to wear their Easter lily and remember Ireland's patriot dead this weekend. Read full article

19 March, 2008

Mc Aleer welcomes Killyclogher recreation proposals

Cllr Mc Aleer pictured at the proposed recreation area in Killyclogher.

Councillor Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed a commitment from Omagh District Council to develop recreational facilities in Killyclogher. Read full article

18 March, 2008

Automatic sliding doors for Mourneside Health Centre-Mc Gill

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Claire McGill has been told that work to install automatic sliding doors at Mourneside Health Centre should be completed after the Easter Holiday period and should alleviate access problems to the facility. Read full article

18 March, 2008

Mc Mahon welcomes £1.2m flood alleviation scheme at Ballycolman

Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has welcomed news that a £1.2 million upgrade of the sewage pumping station at the bottom of the Ballycolman Estate in the town is to commence later this month. Read full article

17 March, 2008

Omagh DC passes motion in favour of Irish Language Act

Sinn Féin councillor, Martin McColgan has reiterated calls for the introduction of an Irish Language Act following the passage, by Omagh District Council of a motion in support of a proposed Irish Language Act for the North. Read full article

17 March, 2008

West Tyrone Sinn Féin goes online

Sinn Féin in West Tyrone brought their message into cyberspace during the week with the launch of a new website. Read full article

16 March, 2008

Local Government shake-up - progress on governance welcomed

Sinn Féin West Tyrone Constituency organiser Sean Begley has said that more important than the numbers of councils is the way they operate, what services they deliver and how they deliver for rate payers. Read full article

15 March, 2008

Lettercarn Road Water Mains to be replaced by early 2009-Mc Guire

Strabane District Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran Mc Guire has welcomed news that work is now scheduled to take place to alleviate the repeated disruption to water supply on the Lettercarn Road, in the Clare area, outside Castlederg. Read full article

15 March, 2008


Gerry Kelly will be the main speaker at the Annual Drumboe Easter Commemoration this Sunday as republicans from Strabane and throughout Donegal converge to commemorate the 1916 Rising Read full article

14 March, 2008

Doherty to represent party at London St Patrick's Day events

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty will represent the party at a series of events in London to mark St Patrick's Day. Read full article

13 March, 2008

Thousands expected to attend Carrickmore Easter commemoration

Chairperson of the Tyrone national graves, Brian Crawley has said for republicans the Easter period is one of reflection, commemoration and renewal. He was speaking ahead of the Easter commemorations marking 92 years since the Easter rising of 1916. Read full article

12 March, 2008

Mc Aleer calls for transfer of Policing and Justice powers

Sinn Féin councillor Declan McAleer has said that the transfer of Policing and Justice Powers is a fundamental aspect of the power sharing arrangements in the six counties. Read full article

12 March, 2008

Easter Commemorations

Tyrone National Graves Association Easter Commemorations 2008 Read full article

11 March, 2008

Doherty believes case for North West Cancer Centre has now been accepted in principle but 2015 timeframe is unacceptable

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that he now believes that the case for developing a Satellite Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin has now been conceded in principle by the Departments of Health North and South Read full article

11 March, 2008

Doherty disappointed that DRD Roads bid for EU funding for Tyrone/Donegal Cross border roads not matched by Donegal Roads Dept.

Pat Doherty MP in conversation with DRD Minister Conor Murphy MP.

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed news that DRD Roads Service has applied for EU funding from the INTERREG IV Cross-Border Programme to carry out improvements to the Castlefin Road, Corgary Road, Kilclean Road, Moneygal Road and Tulnashane Road on the Tyrone side of the border with Donegal. Read full article

11 March, 2008


Strabane Sinn Fein Cllr Jarlath Mc Nulty has welcomed confirmation that a zebra crossing is to be introduced at Strabane Health Centre Read full article

10 March, 2008

Internal DUP political concerns must not stifle stadium proposals - McElduff MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff, who is the Chairperson of the Assembly Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee, has today restated his party's position that the project of a sports stadium at Long Kesh must be moved forward and internal DUP political concerns must not stifle this opportunity. Read full article

7 March, 2008

Torchlight Vigil marks Gibraltar killings

A section of the crowd who attended the Torchlight vigil in the Garden of Remembrance

On Friday evening, Republicans from County Tyrone assembled at the Garden of Remembrance in Carrickmore to commemorate the lives of Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Dan Mc Cann who were shot by the SAS in Gibraltar on 6th March 1988. Read full article

3 March, 2008

Doherty flags up importance of Omagh Education Village Campus ahead of Assembly debate

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that he hopes that proposals for a unique secondary level Education Village Campus to be located on the former British military sites of Lisanelly and St Lucia in Omagh will receive universal backing when the issue is discussed at an adjournment debate in the assembly tomorrow morning. Read full article