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News Archives for November, 2011

30 November, 2011

Sinn Féin Support Trade Union's action on Public Sector Pensions

Sinn Féin came out in support of the Trade Union's Day of action (Wednesday 30th November). Elected representatives and activists were out on the picket lines and attended the main local rally at Omagh Courthouse. Read full article

24 November, 2011

Glen Road to be assessed for traffic calming

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Jay Mc Cauley says that the Roads Service Traffic Management Section have agreed to carry out a traffic calming assessment on the Glen Road in the town following representations he has made on behalf of local residents increasingly concerned about motorist and pedestrian safety Read full article

24 November, 2011

Three Rivers Project-Largest investment opportunity for Strabane and Lifford in generations

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty has described the revised outline planning application submitted by Riverside Building & Development Limited to substantially increase the scale of the initial mixed-use development application between Strabane and Lifford with a projected investment of over £50 million as not only a major vote of confidence in the people of this area but representing the biggest opportunity for investment in this area for generations. Read full article

22 November, 2011

Council Chairs met to demand A5 project goes ahead as planned.

Strabane District Council Chairperson Brian Mc Mahon says that Mayors and Chairs of Councils along the A5 route met on Friday last to devise a lobby strategy to demand that the A5 project goes ahead as planned. Read full article

22 November, 2011

Strabane Oasis Dental Care capacity increased by 300

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle says that she has been assured that Oasis Dental Care in Strabane has been permitted to open its books for an additional 300 patients. This follows last week's reports that additional 257 patients were now on a waiting list for treatment as the local Oasis providers indicated that it already reached the 3,000 registered patient capacity awarded in the initial contract in its first 18 months of operation in the town. Read full article

22 November, 2011

Anti-Bullying Week crucial in bringing issue centre stage

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA and Assembly Education Committee member Michaela Boyle has praised the efforts of pupils and staff from 650 schools across the north who undertook a wide variety of activities as part of anti-bullying week which this year had a particular focus on the scourge of 'cyber bullying.' Read full article

18 November, 2011

Councils Demand North/South talks restore Certainty to A5 project.

Omagh District Council Chairman Frankie. Donnelly has covened a joint grouping involving Chairs/ Mayors of Councils along the A5 route including Monaghan,Omagh, Strabane, Derry, letterkenny and Donegal Councils. Read full article

17 November, 2011

Omagh Council in special meeting over flooding.

Sinn Féin West Tyrone councillor and chairman of Omagh District Council, Frankie Donnelly has revealed that there is to be a special meeting of the Planning committee of the council on Monday evening. The meeting will assess, and hear an update on, the progress being made by the various agencies and the practical support offered to date for those affected by the flooding. Read full article

16 November, 2011

Right turning lane improves safety at Creggan Crossroads - Fitzgerald

Sinn Fein Mid Tyrone councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has welcomed the recent completion of a right turning lane to Carrickmore at Creggan Cross roads by DRD Roads Service. Read full article

9 November, 2011

Sinn Féin demands A5 meeting with an Taoiseach

In a joint statement following media reports that the Irish government has withdrawn funding for the A5 Aughnacloy/Derry dual carriageway, Pat Doherty MP, MLA (West Tyrone) and Sinn Féin Donegal TDs, Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn and Cavan-Monaghan TD, Caomhghín ÓCaolain have demanded a meeting with an Taoiseach to discuss the ramifications of such a decision. Read full article

8 November, 2011

Urgent investigation call following flooding.

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has called for an urgent investigation by Planning Service following serious flooding to a local family's street after a pool at a local sand pit burst its banks. Read full article

8 November, 2011

New Year homeless crisis looming in Strabane if DSD minister doesn't act now

Sinn Féin councillor and Strabane Council Chair Brian Mc Mahon is warning of a homeless crisis in Strabane and other urban areas across the north in the new year unless DSD Minister Nelson Mc Causland acts now to introduce practical measures to counter a British government directive to implement swinging cuts to housing benefit. Read full article

8 November, 2011

Debris from drinking sessions obstructing access to vital sewage pumping station work

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Jay Mc Cauley says that the debris left following weekend drinking sessions on the approach lane from O' Nolan Park to the Sewage Pumping Station in the town is frustrating the ability of NI water workers to carrying out required regular maintenance checks without incurring damage to vehicles and could even jeopardise their ability access the facility in cases of emergency. Read full article

7 November, 2011

Welcome for proposals to locate Public Sector Jobs in Omagh

Sinn Féin has welcomed proposals to develop on the former site of the PSNI site in Omagh. The proposals brought forward could see the location 150 public sector jobs on the site. Read full article

7 November, 2011

Sinn Féin supporting 'last resort' strike action by medical secretaries in Western Trust area

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle in West Tyrone has expressed her full support for strike action to be taken by medical secretaries in the Western HSC Trust area on Tuesday 8th November stating that it is fully justified as it is being undertaken as a last resort in their long running effort to secure parity of grading with other medical secretaries with comparable duties both within the Trust area and between this Trust area and other trust areas where the issue has been long addressed. Read full article

2 November, 2011

Motion Calling on Police Ombudsman's Immediate Resignation Secures Backing of Omagh District Council

At the November meeting of Omagh District Council, West Tyrone Sinn Fein Councillor Glenn Campbell proposed a Sinn Fein motion calling on Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson to immediately resign following the latest critical report of the Ombudsman's office. Read full article

1 November, 2011

Sinn Féin councillor condemns arson

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has condemned an arson attack on bins belonging to the Dean Maguirc College in Carrickmore. Read full article

1 November, 2011

MLA warns of Major Scam attempt

Sinn Féin West Tyrone Sinn Fein MLA Michaela Boyle is warning people to be alert to a major scam that could leave you with a telephone bill of £315. Read full article

1 November, 2011

MLA issues appeal to protect Strabane Library Opening Hours

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has called upon the community to demonstrate their support for the retention of existing level of services provided at Strabane Library by responding to an Opening Hours Review Consultation being currently undertaken by Libraries NI which is recommending the reduction of opening hours at the local facility from 52 down to 40 hours per week. Read full article