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News Archives for October, 2008

29 October, 2008

Mc Aleer 'Dismayed' at Access NI backlog

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Mc Aleer has expressed his dismay at a backlog of over 20,000 people awaiting employment screening by Access NI. Read full article

27 October, 2008

Call to Support protest against 'Homecoming' parade.

Sinn Féin Omagh District Councillor Sean Clarke has called on local people to support a peaceful protest during the 'homecoming' parade for British soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in Belfast City centre on 2 November. Read full article

21 October, 2008

Columban Terrace residents have a right to be left in peace-Sinn Fein

Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has appealed to a small group of teenagers who have been making life a misery for residents of Columban Terrace in the old Ballycolman area of the town to stop and reflect on the hardship they are causing. Read full article

20 October, 2008

Family with disabled children targeted in oil theft-Mc Nulty

Councillor Jarlath mc Nulty, the Sinn Fein Chairperson of Strabane District Council, has described a weekend oil theft from the home of a family in which there are two disabled children as a new low. Read full article

20 October, 2008

Increased safety measures for Derry Road-Doherty

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP has welcomed plans by Roads Service to introduce new measures on the Derry Road to help create a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians. Read full article

17 October, 2008

Opening hours of Strabane Bus Depot facilities totally inadequate-Sinn Fein

Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor Michaela Boyle has called upon Translink to carry out an urgent review of the limited opening hours of the passenger facilities at Bradley Way in the town describing arrangements for the passenger facility as a being 'totally inadequate.' Read full article

15 October, 2008

Doherty welcomes Irish government 13.5 million budget commitment to A5

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed the 13.5 million Euro made available in yesterday's Irish government budget towards planning works for the A5 Dual Carriageway between Aughnacloy and Derry. Read full article

14 October, 2008

Flagpole damaged in early morning attack

Sinn Féin mid Tyrone councillor Sean Clarke has condemned vandals responsible for desecrating a flag pole in the middle of Greencastle. Read full article

14 October, 2008

Mc Gill welcomes rural community transport boost for Strabane.

Mc Gill welcomes rural community transport boost for Strabane. Sinn Fein West Tyrone MLA Claire Mc Gill has paid tribute to the sterling work being done by the Easilift Rural Transport Partnership based in Strabane after having secured the keys to three new minibuses from DRD Transport Minister Conor Murphy last week. Read full article

14 October, 2008

Welcome for Strule park multi sports facility.

Sinn Féin Omagh councillor Sean Begley has welcomed funding being made available for the construction a new multi sports facility in Strule Park. Read full article

13 October, 2008

Begley welcomes streamline planning process.

Sinn Fein councillor Sean Begley has welcomed a decision by planning service to streamline the planning process. The process will allow decisions on non-contentious planning applications for the Omagh District Council area to be issued without formally bringing them to the Planning Committee and will be under the authority of the Divisional Planning Manager. Read full article

8 October, 2008

Sinn Féin welcomes progress on agency workers legislation

Sinn Féin Omagh District councillor and Omagh Council chairperson Martin McColgan has welcomed the Assembly's approval of draft Regulations which clarify the legislation covering agency workers' entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay. Read full article

7 October, 2008

Cllr Charlie Mc Hugh laid to rest

Large numbers of mourners gathered outside the Mc Hugh family home at Hillview Park from early morning. As the coffin of the veteran republican councillor emerged the National Flag and a Tyrone shirt were placed on it by Charlie's son Ruairí and life long friend and comrade Dave Cameron. Read full article

4 October, 2008

Council Chair pays tribute to Councillor Charlie Mc Hugh

In paying tribute to veteran Sinn Fein Councillor Charlie Mc Hugh, who died suddenly at his home in Castlederg yesterday, party colleague and Strabane Council Chairperson Councillor Jarlath Mc Nuly said, "First and foremost, Charlie was a very family orientated man and everyones thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sylvia, daughters Sara and Seodhna, son Ruairi, mother Minnie, brothers Hilary, Maoliosa and John, sisters Veronica and Mary, grandchildren and wider family circle. Read full article

3 October, 2008

Sudden death of Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Mc Hugh

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says the sudden death of veteran Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Mc Hugh at his home in Castlederg has left everyone numb with shock and sorrow. Read full article

3 October, 2008


Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson Pat Doherty MP, MLA (West Tyrone) has called Willie McCrea's comments on the costing of decentralisation costing for DARD ill conceived and ill thought out. Read full article

2 October, 2008

Sinn Fein welcomes purchase of new Ambulances

Sinn Fein's Anne Marie McAnespie has welcomed the announcement by the health minister that there is to be 60 new accident and emergency ambulances bought over the next three years. Read full article

1 October, 2008

McElduff presses for Executive action on Relocation of Public Sector Jobs to Omagh

On the very day that George Bain published his Independent Report on the location of Public Sector Jobs, I have been making direct representations at Stormont to a number of Ministers on behalf of individual civil servants who live in Tyrone but who travel to work outside the county. Read full article