West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

News Archives for April, 2012

27 April, 2012

Dáil committee to visit West Tyrone

Members of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will visit Omagh and Strabane on Thursday. Read full article

26 April, 2012

New DARD Telephone Numbers

Sinn Fein Mid Tyrone Councillor Sean Donnelly has said local people, particularly those involved in farming need to be aware that DARD's telephone numbers are changing. Read full article

24 April, 2012

Concern expressed over state of Mullinmore Road in Carrickmore

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has said there is considerable concern amongst local people living on the Mullinmore road in Carrickmore at the poor state of disrepair that the road has fallen into. Read full article

23 April, 2012

All Ireland Presidential Elections Call

All Ireland Presidential Elections Call Sinn Féin Omagh District Councillor Peter Kelly has said the Irish Government should revisit the issue of votes for the Irish diaspora and those from the north who wish to cast a vote in future presidential elections. He was speaking after the French Presidential elections began on Monday. French citizens in Ireland are entitled to vote in the poll. Read full article

21 April, 2012

Hikers prepare for Sperrins Challenge

Republicans are preparing to scale the highest peaks of Counties Derry and Tyrone in a 12 mile trek over the Sperrin Mountains on Saturday 5th May to mark the 25th anniversary of the Loughgall ambush. On 8th May 1987, 8 IRA men and a civilian were killed in an SAS ambush in the Co. Armagh village. Read full article

17 April, 2012

Iarnród Éireann needs to reverse competition rule

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has called on Irish rail service Iarnród Éireann to open up a competition they are holding for tickets to the European soccer championships to Irish people from all of Ireland. Read full article

17 April, 2012

Welcome for Minister action on Single Farm Payments

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill that she intends to speed up Single Farm Payments. Read full article

13 April, 2012

Programme of events launched to commemorate 25th anniversary of the Loughgall Martyrs

SF members and representatives of the Loughgall Martyrs families pictured at the launch of the commemorative programme of events.

Members of Sinn Féin along with representatives of the families of the Loughgall Martyrs gathered at the Republican monument in Cappagh on Thursday evening to launch a programme of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Loughgall ambush. Read full article

11 April, 2012

Moy Easter Commemoration

In Moy, the Easter Wreath laying cermony took place on Saturday evening. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Lynch addresses Castlederg Easter Commemoration

A strong crowd of local Republicans from the Aghyaran and Castlederg area assembled in Spring sunshine at 11am in Aghyaran graveyard on Easter Sunday for the annual commemoration of the 1916 Rising. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Easter commemoration in Killyclogher

Approximately 60 people attended the Easter Commemoration at the graveside of veteran Republican, Charlie Ferris in Killyclogher graveyard on Saturday evening. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Republicans remember Alice Milligan

On Saturday, Republicans assembled at the graveside of poet, playwright and Republican, Alice Milligan. The commemoration was convened by the Milligan/Harte Sinn Féin Cumann and was attended by Republicans from throughout the Omagh area. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Drumnakilly Martyrs remembered at Loughmacrory Easter commemoration

Several hundred people attended the annual Loughmacrory commemoration at the graveside of brothers Gerard and Martin Harte. Gerard and Martin were shot while on active service with their comrade Brian Mullin on Tuesday 30th August 1988. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Easter commemoration at Strathroy

The Easter Wreath Laying ceremony in Strathroy on Holy Saturday was the first event held at the republican monument since it underwent upgrading and maintenance recently. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Easter commemorations held in Dromore

On Easter Sunday Republicans from the Dromore and Trillick area gathered at the gravesides of Vol. Cathal Quinn and Cllr Patsy Kelly to commemorate Ireland's Patriot Dead on Easter Sunday. Read full article

9 April, 2012

Frank Ward Graveside Commemoration in Carrickmore

Report from the Carrickmore Graveside Commemoration on Easter Sunday Read full article

3 April, 2012

Young People Learn Suicide Prevention Skills

Some of the young people who completed the Mind Your Mate Training on Friday

Ógra Shinn Féin teamed up with PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide) to deliver three suicide prevention training events across Tyrone in the past month. The most recent 'Mind Your Mate' training was organised in Omagh Sinn Féin Office last Friday (30th March). Read full article

2 April, 2012

Welcome for action on mobile roaming charges.

Sinn Féins Glenn Campbell has welcomed cuts in mobile phone roaming charges which are set to be introduced before the summer. Read full article