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News Archives for February, 2010

26 February, 2010

Patients also need additional protection from behaviour of heavily intoxicated people at Altnagelvin A&E- Mc Gill

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Claire Mc Gill is pressing for additional protections to be afforded to patients at Accident & Emergency Departments to combat the disruptive and abusive behaviour they often have to endure at the hands of heavily intoxicated patients. Read full article

26 February, 2010

Doherty heralds Ministerial Planning Approval for massive Business Park in Strabane.

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty says that confirmation from Environment Minister Edwin Poots that he is to grant planning approval for the development of an 11.5 hectre Business Park in Strabane as the removal of the last major obstacle in the way of delivering this much needed economic development project for the District. Read full article

26 February, 2010

Doherty protests to Scottish Justice Minister over commemoration detentions.

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty has protested to the Scottish Justice Minister Kenny Mc Askil about the two hour detention of four people at Edinburgh Airport and the similar detention of two people at Cairnryan Ferry Port as they returned home from a weekend of commemorative events to mark the 25 Anniversary of the killing of three young IRA volunteers by the SAS in Strabane Read full article

24 February, 2010

Carrickmore street theatre to re live events of Easter 1916

Dublins GPO, focal point of the Easter Rising 1916.

The Tyrone Commemoration Committee has this week announced their intention to roll out a robust programme of events to mark the 94th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising... Read full article

24 February, 2010

Anger as Shooting range approval proposed.

There is outrage in Drumquin after Planning Service have recommended an approval to a shooting range in the kirlish area of the village. The application will come before the planning meeting of Omagh District Council on Monday evening with a proposed approval for the application despite objections of local people and community representatives. Read full article

23 February, 2010

Public urged to attend Carrickmore DPP meeting

Mid Tyrone Councillor, Ann Marie Fitzgerald has called on members of the public to attend Thursday evenings meeting of Omagh DPP which will be held in the Milestone Centre, Carrickmore, commencing at 7.30pm. Read full article

23 February, 2010

Thousands commemorate deaths of Strabane IRA volunteers

Karina Carlin (nee Breslin), Antoinette Brennan (nee Devine), Pat Doherty MP and Martin Mc Guinness MP.

Several thousand people turned out at a commemoration parade in Strabane yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the deaths of local IRA Volunteers Charlie Breslin (aged 20), and brothers Michael Devine (aged 22) and David Devine (aged 16) who were summarily executed by British State Forces Read full article

20 February, 2010

Excess of 500 attend Irish Unity Conference in London

West Tyrone MP, Pat Dohertys Speech to the Irish Unity conference in London Read full article

18 February, 2010

Bill Of Rights motion to come before Omagh District Council.

A motion will come before the Omagh District Council in the coming weeks which will call for 'the introduction of a robust, enforceable Bill of Rights that will provide right-based protection for all the people of the North of Ireland'. Read full article

18 February, 2010

Ritchie needs to provide clear reassurance about Strabane Social Security Agency

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty has expressed concern at the response of Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie to a question he submitted seeking re-assurance that there will be no reduction in the level of front line or back office services currently being provided at the Social Security Agency office at Urney Road in Strabane. Read full article

16 February, 2010

Jobs at the heart of £20 million Irish Language investment - McElduff

Sinn Féin chair of the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee Barry McElduff MLA has said that yesterdays announcement by the British Government of a £20 million investment in Irish language projects will have tangible economic benefits throughout the community. Read full article

16 February, 2010

Doherty seeks timescale from DETI Minister over acquisition of industrial land for Strabane Business Park

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty has cautiously welcomed the response from DETI Minister Arlene Foster to a written question he submitted in which he sought a timescale for the completion of the acquisition of 11.5 hectres of land at Melmount Road , Strabane, for the development of a business Park. Read full article

16 February, 2010

Drumrallagh residents deserve to be left in peace.

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Jarlath Mc Nulty has called on the small group of young people who are making life a misery for residents of Drumrallagh Estate to catch themselves on. Read full article

16 February, 2010

Doherty keynote speaker at major London Conference on Irish unity

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty will be speak at a major conference on Irish Unity being held at Congress House in London on Saturday 20 February. Read full article

15 February, 2010

Progress on Irish Language - Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in his Blog 'leargas' (www.leargas.blogsport.com) has revealed that the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure,' Nelson McCausland, has committed to bringing forward a draft strategy on minority languages to the Executive by the end of March, one element of which will be "to enhance and protect the development of the Irish language as set out in Section 28D of the 'NI (St. Andrews) Act 2006'." Read full article

15 February, 2010

Progress report from North South Ministerial Council until December 2009

There have been 14 meetings of the NSMC in Sectoral format and 1 in Institutional format since the NSMC Plenary meeting on 8 July 2009. Read full article

14 February, 2010

Arsonists target Barnardos clothes bank in Loughmacrory

Cllr Sharon O Brien pictured at the charity clothes bank which was targetted on Saturday afternoon.

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon O Brien has strongly condemned the arsonists who set fire to a charity clothes bank in Loughmacrory village on Saturday afternoon. According to the Loughmacrory based Councillor..... Read full article

11 February, 2010

Sinn Féin welcome decision on Long Kesh listed buildings

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Sean Clarke has welcomed the decision to retain the listed building status of Long Kesh. Edwin Poots revealed that there will be no change to the listed buildings status to some structures in the Long Kesh site. Read full article

10 February, 2010

'Breast feeding welcome here' scheme operating in Omagh

Sinn Fein Omagh District councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has welcomed the news that 31 local businesses are currently participating in the 'Breast Feeding Welcome Here' scheme in Omagh. Read full article

9 February, 2010

Doherty welcomes Hillsborough Castle Agreement

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty in welcoming the Hillsborough Castle Agreement said.... Read full article

9 February, 2010

McColgan welcomes policing and justice powers devolution powers

Sinn Féin Omagh Council group chairperson Martin McColgan comments on the Hillsborough deal which will see the devolution of policing and Justice powers to the Assembly in April. Read full article

5 February, 2010

Mc Aleer welcomes imminent relief for Omagh NHS Dental Patients

In April 2008 Councillor Mc Aleer highlighted the plight faced by many NHS dental patients.

Omagh District Councillor Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the announcement that a new dentist opening in Omagh will cater for NHS patients. Read full article

5 February, 2010

Big Freeze over for Strabane NHS Dental Patients

Sinn Féin Councillor Michaela Boyle is confident that no one in Strabane District will be any longer be forced to suffer in agony without access to dental treatment with the two new Oasis Dental Care Practices at John Wesley Street opening for business this week signalling the end of the Big Freeze for Strabane NHS Dental patients. Read full article

4 February, 2010

Mc Nulty praises Roads Service response to footpath/pothole damage caused by ice and snow

Bridge Street footpath under repair.

Sinn Féin Councillor Jarlath Mc Nulty has praised Roads Service for moving swiftly to begin the task of repairing the substantial damage that has been caused to roads and footpaths throughout Strabane District during the prolonged period of ice and snow. He said... Read full article

4 February, 2010

Electoral Office Registration and Photo ID Clinic coming to town

Sinn Féin Councillor Michaela Boyle says that people who are not yet registered to vote or who have not yet secured an Electoral Office Photo ID Card have a golden opportunity to do both at the same time in Strabane later this month. She said... Read full article

2 February, 2010

Cllr has been lobbying for action on Drumlegagh Road School bus crash route

The Chair of Strabane District Council, Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran Mc Guire has revealed that he has been lobbying to have the Drumlegagh Road , the scene of yesterday's school bus crash, gritted for some considerable time. He said, Read full article

2 February, 2010

Mc Aleer welcomes home improvement plans

Councillor Declan Mc Aleer pictured at the entrance to Buchanan Villas, Killyclogher.

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor, Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the Housing Executive plans to commence a number of important home improvement schemes in the 2010/11 financial year. Councillor Mc Aleer was speaking following a meeting of the Public Services Liaison Committee at Omagh District Council on Monday evening. Read full article