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News Archives for February, 2013

27 February, 2013

Equality Commission Guidance sought on Increased Disabled Taxi Fares

Sinn Fein Omagh town Councillor Sorcha McAnespy has said the local council is seeking guidance from the Equality commission regarding Disabled passenger's being charged at a rate of time and a half for taxi journeys. Read full article

26 February, 2013

Plumbridge Road resurfacing scheme hit by manhole cover thefts -Kelly

Glenelly Sinn Féin Councillor Dan Kelly says that the increasing problem of scrap metal theft is amply illustrated by the theft of 4 manhole covers on a stretch of the Plumbridge Road which had been raised and moved aside the evening previously in preparation for resurfacing work the next day. Read full article

26 February, 2013

Bridgend residents' property being stolen to facilitate 'comfortable drinking sessions'-Carlin

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Karina Carlin says that two blue wheelie bins stolen from the front of homes of residents in O' Nolan Park were amongst a large volume of material burnt on the adjoining service lane to the NI Water Sewage Pumping Station by those engaged in a drinking session on Sunday Night. Read full article

26 February, 2013

Boyle meets officials on Dublin Road residents parking issue

West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has met with officials from the Housing Executive and Roads Service along with community representatives and residents of the Dublin Road area to discuss a serious on-going concern in relation to access to parking at the front of a number of homes in the Dublin Road, Melmount area. Read full article

25 February, 2013

Poignant commemoration marks 25 years since the murder of Aidan Mc Anespie

Aidan Mc Anespie's father, John and sister Margo take part in Thursday evenings candle lit commemoration.

On Thursday evening over 1000 people took part in a candle lit commemoration at the spot where Aidan Mc Anespie was shot dead by a British soldier 25 years ago. Read full article

25 February, 2013

Major Protest called off after Parades Commission Meeting

A large scale protest scheduled for Omagh Town centre on Friday evening has been called off following a series of meetings between Sinn Féin, the PSNI and the Parades Commission. Read full article

25 February, 2013

Boyle welcomes £9.9million boost for Post Primary Schools to help deliver 'Entitlement Framework' for all pupils

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister John O Dowd that an additional £9.9million is to be made available to Post Primary Schools to help them meet the extra costs involved in planning and delivering the Entitlement Framework of subjects for all pupils. Read full article

21 February, 2013

Omagh Council Agricultural committee convened

Omagh District Councils Agricultural committee has been reconvened in the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal. Chairman of the Agriculture committee, Sinn Féin Councillor Sean Donnelly said he called the meeting to allay the fears of local farmers and consumers after news broke that traces of horsemeat were found in some beef products. Read full article

20 February, 2013

Mc Hugh welcomes swift action by Road's Service to repair substantial pothole outside Castlederg school

In recent weeks a fairly substantial pothole had developed outside of St Patrick's Primary School in Castlederg. Local Sinn Féin Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh contacted Road's service to have it repaired as a matter of urgency. Read full article

20 February, 2013

Mc Guire welcomes announcement by Invest NI to improve access to finance for small businesses

As part of its Access to Finance Strategy, Invest NI has appointed Ulster Community Investment plc ("UCI") to manage and deliver the NI Small Business Loan Fund. The aim of the Fund is to ensure that businesses are not held back because they cannot access finance. Read full article

20 February, 2013

Concern of local roads highlighted

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Sean Donnelly has highlighted concerns over the poor condition of the Shane Road, outside Sixmilecross. Read full article

19 February, 2013

Doherty comments following attendance at A5 Judicial Review Hearing

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty says the vast majority of people in West Tyrone are fully behind the A5 Dual Carriageway and do not support the Judicial Review taken by Alternative A5 Alliance to block the road proceeding. Read full article

18 February, 2013

Boyle welcomes info to 'outpatients' about direct Altnagelvin bus link

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the step by the Western Trust to enclose an information leaflet about the direct Translink bus service to and from Altnagelvin Area Hospital in all outpatient appointment letters it sends in Tyrone and Fermanagh. Read full article

14 February, 2013

DCAL Minister kick strarts Moorlough redevelopment

The Vice Chairman of Strabane District Council, Sinn Féin Cllr Dan Kelly, has spoken of his delight at the news that the DCAL Minister, Carál Ni Chuilín, has approved funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of the facilities at Moorlough. Read full article

14 February, 2013

Boyle seeking enhanced 'Eating Disorder' services for Strabane

West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has written to the Western Health and Social Care Trust requesting an update on the plans for the provision of services for people with eating disorders within the Strabane District Council Area. Read full article

14 February, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA slams police and PPS over Easter Lily charges

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has slammed the PSNI and the Public Prosecution Service for bringing him and fellow party activist Kevin McColgan to court over the distribution of Easter Lilies Read full article

14 February, 2013

Completion of Shanaragh re-alignment scheme welcomed

Roads Minister Danny Kennedy, pictured with Divisional Roads Manager, Pat Doherty officially opened the recently completed Shanaragh re-alignment scheme on the main A32 road between Omagh and Dromore on Wednesday morning. Read full article

13 February, 2013

Mc Hugh encourages local SMEs to attend conference in Strabane

Derg Sinn Fein Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh has issued a call to all small and medium sized business in the local area to secure expert advice in developing online capacity and sales by attending a Council organised Business Support Programme Conference to be held in the Alley Theatre in Strabane (from 10am-4pm) on 22nd Feb 2013. Read full article

13 February, 2013

Mc Hugh welcomes announcement by Roads Service of planned works to Main St, Clady

Clady/Glebe Sinn Féin Councillor Maolíosa Mc Hugh has welcomed the announcement by the Roads Service of their planned works to upgrade the Main Street and footways in Clady village in the near future. Read full article

13 February, 2013

Mc Guire welcomes commitment by Donegal County Council to carry out works on the 'Dergline'

Following representations and meetings over a number of months by Aghyaran Sinn Féin councillor Kieran Mc Guire, it has now been confirmed by Donegal County Council (DCC) that works will be carried out on the road from Corgary towards Donegal Town and Ballybofey, known as the Dergline. Read full article

13 February, 2013

New Road Opened outside Dromore

Dromore Sinn Féin councillor Ann Quinn has welcomed the opening of the new road, at Shannaragh, just outside Dromore. The road is a main corridor route for ambulances and emergency vehicles going to the new Hospital in Enniskillen and has been under construction for a number of months. Read full article

12 February, 2013

Farmers urged to ensure Farm maps are accurate

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone councillor Sean Donnelly has asked farmers to be aware of an upcoming deadline of the 22nd February to submit any changes to the new LPIS mapping information which was issued to farmers over the past number of weeks. Read full article

8 February, 2013

A5 Road raised at Joint Committee Meeting -McAleer

Declan pictured with Tom Hayes TD, chair of the committee for transport and communication.

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has raised the issue of Irish governmental funding for the A5 during a meeting between the DRD Committee and the Dail's Joint Committee on Transport and Communications. Read full article

7 February, 2013

Call for Traffic Survey on Carrickmore Road

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has asked Roads Service to carry out a traffic count survey on the Quarry road to assess whether it exceeds the quota to be included on the Winter Gritting Schedule. Read full article

5 February, 2013

Councillor Calls on Public to exercise Vigilance in relation to Bank Charges

West Tyrone Councillor Glenn Campbell has urged the public to exercise vigilence in relation to bank charges.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor, Glenn Campbell, has called on people to exercise vigilance in relation to bank charges. Read full article

5 February, 2013

Mc Hugh disappointed as Derg loses out on derelict building funding as Tyrone Fleadh approaches

Following yesterday's announcement by the SDLP Minisiter Alex Attword to provide funding of £1m to over-hall local 'eyesores', Sinn Féin Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh has questioned why the Derg has been left out of this scheme in light of the fact that it is due to host the Tír Eoghain County Fleadh at the end of June Read full article

5 February, 2013

Mc Mackin praises Roads Service on work to alleviate Conthem Road danger

Sinn Féin Glenelly Councillor Michelle Mc Mackin has praised remedial works carried out on the Conthem Road after she made representations to Roads Service on behalf of local people who were deeply concerned that run-off water constantly cascading down the surface of the road would cause a serious accident. Read full article

5 February, 2013

Ligford Road resurfacing scheme to begin on Monday

Glenelly Sinn Féin Councillor Michelle Mc Mackin has welcomed a substantial carriageway resurfacing scheme to commence on the Ligford Road from this Monday. Read full article

5 February, 2013

Disappointment as Atwood by-passes Strabane for Derelict Buildings Funding

Strabane Sinn Féin Cllr Brian Mc Mahon has expressed severe disappointment that DoE Minister Alex Atwood has by-passed Strabane District in his £1million announcement of funding to revamp derelict buildings in urban centres across the north despite the local Council having submitted a number of applications to the fund for local initiatives. Read full article

4 February, 2013

Doherty welcomes Food Standards Agency re-assurance over Mc Colgan's products

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed confirmation from the Food Standards Agency that Mc Colgan's Quality Foods Ltd has been very proactive in relation to its responsibilities and that no pork meat was found in halal products the company by supplied to Prisons in England and Wales saying that he hopes that it will re-assure costumers and consumers alike. Read full article

4 February, 2013

Woman living in fear after foiled theft

Castlederg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairi Mc Hugh has described as 'living in absolute fear' a woman who had a close shave with would be robbers after her son foiled an attempted theft of heating oil from her Hillview Park home. Read full article

4 February, 2013

DARD mapping system updating extension welcomed - McAleer

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the ongoing progress made by DARD in updating their mapping database. Mr. Mc Aleer, who is a member of the Assembly's Agriculture committee, said Read full article