West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

News Archives for January, 2010

28 January, 2010

Gortin Traffic concerns allayed

Sinn Féin mid Tyrone councillor Sean Clarke has welcomed action from Roads Service aimed at alleviating traffic concerns in Gortin on mart days. Read full article

26 January, 2010

Doherty 'still' hopeful of talk's breakthrough

Speaking from the talks at Hillsborough Castle on Tuesday afternoon, West Tyrone MP, Pat Doherty said Read full article

26 January, 2010

Sinn Féin engaged with Roads Service on Spout Road subsidence

Sinn Fein representatives in are continuing to engage with Roads Service in relation to problems arising from the major subsidence of the Spout Road outside Strabane following heavy rain late last year. Read full article

26 January, 2010

Hundreds attend tribute to Charlie Love

The sun shone brightly on the "Head of the Town" in Strabane on Sunday as hundreds gathered to pay special tribute to the memory of local teenager Charlie (Cha) Love who was tragically killed while attending the 18th Anniversary Bloody Sunday commemoration on Sunday 28th January 1990. Read full article

25 January, 2010

Trillick Health Centre opens

West Tyrone Sinn Féin councillor Peter Kelly has welcomed the opening of new Trillick Health Centre. Situated in the centre of the village the long awaited state of the arts building has opened within the past number of weeks. Read full article

23 January, 2010

Campbell calls on people to have their say on Town Regeneration.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin representative Glenn Campbell has called upon local people from, the Carrickmore, Omagh, Dromore and Fintona areas to have their say on the regeneration of their towns. Read full article

22 January, 2010

Stop and Search deemed an 'abuse of power'

Sinn Féin Omagh town councillor Sean Begley has condemned the recent upsurge in the number of stop and searches by the PSNI under section 44 of the 'Prevention of terrorism Act'. Read full article

20 January, 2010

Proposal to redevelop St Julian's Road ground to go before council.

A proposal, which if passed would see the redevelopment of the St. Julian's road football grounds will go before the meeting of the Omagh District Councils Development Committee in February. Read full article

19 January, 2010

Doherty meets Goggins to raise concerns over British army training exercises in Tyrone.

West Tyrone MP, Pat Doherty held a face to face meeting with British Security Minister, Paul Goggins on Tuesday to discuss the issue of British army training manoeuvres in the skies above parts of West and South Tyrone. Read full article

19 January, 2010

Platform Piece: From Pat Doherty MP MLA

Pat Doherty MP in conversation with his namesake Pat Doherty, Divisional Roads Manager, at the announcement of the A5/N2 preferred route in July.

A5 DUAL CARRIAGEWAY ESSENTIAL In recent months, some unionist politicians have been challenging the need for the announced A5 dual carriageway advocating instead that a widening of the existing single carriageway from Derry to Aughnacloy would suffice. Read full article

14 January, 2010

Stop and Search Powers 'illegal'

Omagh Sinn Féin Councillor and member of Omagh DPP, Marty McColgan, has welcomed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that police powers to stop and search people without grounds for suspicion are illegal. Read full article

13 January, 2010

Huge investment in the water system needed - Kelly

Sinn Fein's Peter Kelly has called for a major works program to commence on the rural water network. Read full article

13 January, 2010

Thousands attend funerals of Killyclogher road crash victims.

Speaking after attending the funerals of both young men killed in a horrific road traffic accident near Omagh last Thursday, local Councillor Declan Mc Aleer said: Read full article

7 January, 2010

Fitzgerald expresses sympathy with families of Omagh crash victims.

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor, Ann Marie Fitzgerald has expressed sympathy with the families of the North's latest road victims. Read full article

6 January, 2010

Strabane to host Republican youth weekend, 19th-21st Feb 2010

Republicans from across the island of Ireland will descend on the county Tyrone town of Strabane on Sunday 21st February, to mark the 25th anniversary of the deaths of IRA volunteers Charles Breslin, and Brothers Michael and David Devine. Read full article

5 January, 2010

Sinn Féin welcomes 'cold weather payments'

Sinn Féin councillor Sean Begley has welcomed an announcement from the Department of Social Development that they will pay a 'cold weather payment' to low income families throughout the north. Read full article

5 January, 2010


In a New Year's message, Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty says that the coming weeks will be crucial in determining whether or not the DUP has got the stomach for political arrangements based on partnership and equality. Speaking about the current political situation he said ..... Read full article

4 January, 2010

Emotive Ballymurphy Massacre Talk Inspires Support for Campaign

Relatives of those murdered in the Ballymurphy Massacre from the 9 - 11 August 1971, recently addressed a public meeting in the Omagh Strule Arts Centre. Read full article

2 January, 2010

Councillors commend 'Lough 5' organisers

l-r: Councillor Sharon O Brien, daughter Fiadhnait (age 8) and Cllr Declan Mc Aleer proudly display the medals they received for taking part in the inaugural 'Lough 5' community fun run/walk on New Years eve.

Mid Tyrone Councillors Sharon O Brien and Declan Mc Aleer have paid tribute to the organisers of the inaugural 'Lough 5' community fun run. The 5 mile run/walk, which took place on New Years Eve..... Read full article

1 January, 2010

New Year Message From Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams

New Year Message From Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams Read full article