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News Archives for August, 2010

29 August, 2010

Drumragh GFC clubrooms officially opened

Participants prepare to take part in the bike challenge in aid of Drumragh GFC.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Cllr, Glenn Campbell and the chair of Omagh District Council, Declan Mc Aleer attended the official opening of Drumragh Sarsfields GFC clubrooms on Saturday morning. Read full article

27 August, 2010

Council chairman performs official opening of newly refurbished Hospital Road Community Centre.

On Friday afternoon, the Chairperson of Omagh District Council, Declan Mc Aleer performed the official re-opening of the newly refurbished Hospital Road Community Centre. The community centre is one of three council run facilities in the town and the £1 million refurbishment has provided multi purpose rooms and facilities which enable local groups to avail of a wide range of activities and services. Speaking at the launch, Cllr Mc Aleer said: Read full article

25 August, 2010

NIE Energy Contact Centre officially opened in Omagh

The Chairperson of Omagh District Council, Declan Mc Aleer was among the guests who welcomed Minister Arlene Foster to the official opening of the NIE Energy Contact Centre at Bankmore Business Park, Omagh. The centre currently employs 35 people and complements the other centres in Belfast and Ballymena. Speaking at the launch, Cllr Mc Aleer said: Read full article

24 August, 2010

Dromore Main Street In bad state of disrepair - Cllr Quinn

Sinn Fein west Tyrone councillor Ann Quinn has written to Roads Service highlighting her concerns regarding the poor state of the road surface on Dromore Main Street as well as Church Street in the town. Read full article

23 August, 2010

Winter Fuel Payment reports 'worrying'.

Sinn Féin Omagh District Council Vice chairperson Anne Marie Fitzgerald has described as 'worrying' reports that the winter fuel payments may be cut for thousands people by the British Government. Read full article

19 August, 2010

Campbell Urges Students to Avail of Careers Advice and Consider All Options

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell, has urged students who have received their A-Level results to consider all options available and urged those finding it difficult to decide on their next step to avail of the support available. Read full article

17 August, 2010

Large Tyrone contingent at Hunger Strike Parade.

A large number of Tyrone Republicans made their way to Bellaghy on Sunday for the annual Hunger Strike rally. The commemoration marked the 29th anniversary of the Hunger Strikes of 1981. Read full article

17 August, 2010

SF will oppose SDLP Special Branch Plans

Sinn Fein councillor Sean Clarke has said that his party will actively oppose SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie's plan for a Special Branch to operate within the PSNI. Read full article

16 August, 2010

Martin McGuinness Speaking at Hunger Strike Commemoration

Full Text of the speech delivered by Martin McGuiness at the National Hunger Strike Commemoration in Bellaghy, Co Derry on 15 August 2010. Read full article

13 August, 2010

Sinn Féin opposed to proposed bus operator licensing changes

Sinn Féin councillor Kieran Mc Guire says that proposals put out for consultation by the Department of Environment seeking to change bus operating licensing would, if implemented, have an adverse impact on the sustainability of community transport. He said, Read full article

12 August, 2010

Sinn Féin seeking One-Stop-Shop for Border Area Welfare Queries

Strabane Sinn Féin Council Chair Michaela Boyle has called for the creation of a one-stop-shop to deal with welfare rights queries from members of the public who live along the border. She said, Read full article

11 August, 2010

Republicans to mobilise for Hunger Strike Commemoration

Republicans from across Ireland and beyond will converge on the south Derry village of Bellaghy on Sunday for the annual Hunger Strike Commemoration. Read full article

10 August, 2010

Sinn Féin to co-opt new councillor on to District Council

Glenn Campbell and Barry McElduff MLA

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff has stepped down from Omagh District Council after 10 years on the local government scene. Mr McElduff formally handed in a letter of resignation to the Omagh District Council offices on Monday 2nd August and was accompanied by Dromore native Glenn Campbell who will fill the vacant Sinn Féin seat on the council. Read full article

9 August, 2010

Tamlaght Road meeting 'Positive'

Sinn Fein Omagh town councillor Sean Begley has described as 'positive', a meeting with representatives of NI Water and local residents on the Tamlaght road area of Omagh. The meeting was to ally fears of further disruption in the area as work continues on the sewerage system upgrade in the area. Read full article

5 August, 2010

Mc Aleer encourages uptake of Warm Homes Scheme

Cllr Mc Aleer pictured holding application forms for the Warm Homes scheme.

The Chairperson of Omagh District Council, Declan Mc Aleer has called on people to apply for the Warm Home Scheme which is funded by the Department for Social Development. Read full article

4 August, 2010

Meeting set to allay further disruption fears.

Sinn Féin Omagh town councillors Sean Begley and Martin McColgan have said there will be a meeting with representatives of NI Water in the Tamlaght road of Omagh to ally fears further disruption fears as work on the sewerage system continues in the area. Read full article

3 August, 2010

Sinn Féin welcomes announcement to develop Long Kesh site

A delegation from West Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin visited the H-Blocks before work commenced on the demolition of a number of building within the site

Sinn Féin councillor Sean Clarke has welcomed the news that an application is to proceed to see the development of a conflict resolution centre on the former Long Kesh Prison site, as well as the retention of the listed buildings. Read full article