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News Archives for November, 2012

29 November, 2012

Roads Service prepares for Winter

With temperatures dropping below zero, Roads Service is busy planning for the icy conditions as we enter into the final weeks of the year and the beginning of 2013. This was the view of West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer following a DRD committee meeting with senior officials to discuss their winter readiness programme. Read full article


23 November, 2012

Single Farm Payments/LFACA dual claims must continue

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Declan Mc Aleer has said that the Single Farm Payment / Less Favoured Areas Compensation Allowance dual use claims must continue for at least another year until CAP reform measures post 2013 are in place. Mr. Mc Aleer, who is a member of the Assembly's Agriculture committee, was speaking after the committee met with officials from DARD following the conclusion of a public consultation on the issue. Read full article


21 November, 2012

Sinn Féin supports retention of Education Maintenance Allowance

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has said today that the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) must be maintained if we are to encourage people to stay on in education. Read full article


20 November, 2012

Abercorn Bridge a matter of urgency

West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has questioned the Minister for Regional Development on what actions he intends to take as a matter of urgency to address the safety issues on the Abercorn Bridge, Newtownstewart. Read full article


20 November, 2012

Grocery Adjudicator needs real powers

West Tyrone MLA and member of the Assembly's Agriculture committee, Declan Mc Aleer is not convinced that the proposed Groceries Adjudicator will have sufficient powers to defend the rights of small suppliers. Read full article


20 November, 2012

Support required for parents of new born children with a cleft palate

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has questioned the Health Minister on what support is given to parents of new born children with a cleft palate. Read full article


20 November, 2012

Israel needs to end its assault on Gaza

West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff has called for an immediate end to hostilities between Israel and Palestine, and a peace deal to be negotiated immediately. Read full article


20 November, 2012

Boyle welcomes Fuel Saving Stamp Scheme for Strabane

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed an initiative being undertaken by Strabane Community Project to establish a "Fuel Saving Stamps Scheme" within Strabane town. Read full article


19 November, 2012

Sinn Féin raises objections to Benefit appeals location

Sinn Féin councillor Marty McColgan has raised his objection to benefit appeals sessions being held in Omagh courthouse. He described the setting of the appeals as being 'totally inappropriate'. Read full article


13 November, 2012

Inflexibility of Minister a 'recipe for disaster'.

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has criticised the inflexibility of DUP Minister Nelson McCasland in ruling out a six month delay in the implementation of the so called 'bedroom tax', which is due to be introduced next April. Read full article


12 November, 2012

MLAs Warm Up Winter for Older People on Stormont Steps!

Anne O'Reilly Chief Executive Age NI and Declan McAleer, SF launching Donate a Coat on the steps of Stormont to help raise awareness of the issues facing older people this winter.  Donate a Coat is part of Age NI's Spread the Warmth campaign, helping olde

MLAs gathered on the steps of Stormont last week to help warm up winter for older people by donating their much-loved winter coats to Age NI. Donated coats will go on sale at selected Age NI shops and on Age NI's eBay store later in the month. Read full article


12 November, 2012

A5 'essential economic lifeline for the West'

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has said that the construction of the A5 Western Transport Corridor is an essential economic lifeline for the west. He was speaking after the DRD Minister revealed that the financial benefits of implementing the entire A5 project would be in the region of £1.072 billion over the standard 60-year assessment period. Read full article


7 November, 2012

Sinn Féin seek legal advice on "abuse of power" by DUP Omagh Council Chairman

Sinn Fein forced the adjournment of last night's monthly meeting of Omagh District Council in protest at what they describe as an 'abuse of power' by DUP Chair Errol Thompson's over his refusal to allow debate on motions the party has submitted for consideration in the Council Chamber last night. Read full article


6 November, 2012

Sinn Féin welcome republican's release

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the release of Pádraic Wilson on bail. Read full article


2 November, 2012

Wanton Vandalism in Carrickmore Condemned

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has slammed those behind the smashing of a number of windows in the canteen of the Dean Maguirc College in Carrickmore. Read full article


1 November, 2012

Simple measures to combat farm theft.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin councillor Peter Kelly has urged farmers to take precautions to prevent thief of farm machinery and equipment after he claimed such incidents seemed to be on the increase. Read full article