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News Archives for June, 2013

30 June, 2013

McColgan expresses concern over PPS rulings

Omagh Sinn Fein Councillor Marty McColgan has expressed concerns around the decision by the Public Prosecution Service not to bring charges against members of the PSNI regarding two high profile court cases in Omagh over the past number of months. Read full article

25 June, 2013

Tyrone Fleadh a great opportunity for the Derg-McHugh

Castlederg councillor and Chairperson of Strabane District Council Ruairí Mc Hugh is calling for all those taking part in or visiting the Tyrone Fleadh, which takes place in Castlederg from Thursday 27th June until Sunday 30th June, to embrace the occasion and to enjoy the events planned throughout the course of the weekend Read full article

24 June, 2013

High level of vigilance required following spate of car break-ins-Carlin

Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor Karina Carlin says that concern is growing locally that cars are being systematically targeted for robbery following reports that 6 cars alone in the one area of the town have been broken into. Read full article

24 June, 2013

Announcement to abolish roaming charges a major milestone-Doherty

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has described the announcement by the European Commission that it plans to abolish roaming charges by the summer of 2014 as a major milestone reached in the campaign to do away with this form of unjust profiteering by mobile phone companies. Read full article

24 June, 2013

Sinn Féin councillors welcome extensive remedial works to Fern Road

Sinn Féin Cllrs Kieran Mc Guire and Maoliosa Mc Hugh have welcomed the completion of extensive remedial repair works to the Fern Road between Castlederg and Clady following lobbying both DRD Road Service and Donegal County Council to undertake the work given that the road had fallen into a very bad state of repair. Read full article

20 June, 2013

A5 money needs to be spent wisely

Sinn Fein MLA Declan McAleer has said that it was important to have the A5 monies secured for projects that are shovel ready rather than lose it back to the British Treasury. Read full article

18 June, 2013

Sinn Féin Ministers discuss rural schools

DARD minister Michelle O'Neill with Michaela Boyle MLA

West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the joint discussion with Education Minister John O'Dowd and Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O'Neill on rural schools. Read full article

17 June, 2013

Apply for school meals/clothing grants before summer holidays

Michalea Boyle MLA

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle is encouraging parents to ensure free school meals/school uniform/PE clothing grant renewal and fresh application forms are returned to the WELB as soon as possible to ensure that no eligible child looses out or has their application unduly delayed as we move into the new term in September Read full article

14 June, 2013

Joint transport committees to discuss A5 and N16 proposals

Sinn Féin MLA's, Declan Mc Aleer and Sean Lynch have jointly welcomed the decision by the DRD committee to invite the Dail's Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to Stormont to discuss all island infrastructure and transport matters. Read full article

14 June, 2013

There is no 'Alternative' to the new A5

Dear Editor Through your columns I would like to address a number of issues which have been raised by previous contributors relating to the proposed A5 dual carriageway. Firstly, the proposal is not a 'road to nowhere'. It is an extremely important corridor which will connect the north west of Ireland to cities such as Belfast and Dublin. Read full article

14 June, 2013

CAP reform must deliver for the majority of farmers

West Tyrone MLA, Declan Mc Aleer has said that CAP reform must introduce fairness into the system for distributing Single Farm Payments. Mr Mc Aleer said Read full article

11 June, 2013

Boyle welcomes education spending announcement

John O'dowd pictured with West Tyrone MLAs and MP

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA and Assembly Education Committee member Michaela Boyle has welcomed the statement from the Minister of Education outlining his strategy for spending within education in the coming years. Read full article

11 June, 2013

'Time for Terri' campaign comes to Stormont

The Devine family with Sinn Féin MLAs Micahela Boyle & Declan McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA's Michaela Boyle and Declan McAleer have congratulated the Devine family in bringing their campaign for a vaccine for meningitis to Stormont. Read full article

11 June, 2013

Multi-agency meeting on Barrack Street/At Anne's Congestion

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Jay Mc Cauley says that he hopes constructive proposals will be forthcoming from a multi-agency site meeting he has arranged this Wednesday to help alleviate congestion in the vicinity of Barrack Street and St Anne's Primary School. Read full article

11 June, 2013

Social Housing tenants need to be protected from rent increases

Strabane Sinn Féin Cllr Brian Mc Mahon says that recently released figures revealing housing association rents have risen by 60% over the past 10 years, twice as much as those of the housing executive, shows that social housing tenants need to be protected. Read full article

6 June, 2013

Sinn Féin make History in Omagh

Sinn Féin made history on Omagh Distirct Council on Thursday night when it elected two females councillors to the top two posts on the Council. The party unveiled Mid Tyrone councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald as the Chairperson whilst Omagh Town representative Sorcha McAnespie will take the reins as Vice Chair. Read full article

6 June, 2013

Pat Doherty MP visits John Downey in Belmarsh Prison

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has visited Donegal Republican, John Downey in Belmarsh Prison. Read full article

5 June, 2013

Community Fund Worth an annual £18,000

Kieran Turbity of ESB picutred alongside Sinn Féin councillor Sean Donnelly on a recent visit to Omagh

Local Councillor Sean Donnelly has welcomed a Commitment by ESB to the establishment of a community fund totalling over 18,000 per year for community groups near Crockagarran wind farm in Mid Tyrone. Read full article

5 June, 2013

Strabane Business Park raised with DETI Minister- Boyle

West Tyrone Sinn Fein MLA Michaela Boyle has this week questioned the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on her efforts to stimulate inward investment on an all-island basis, with a particular emphasis placed on Strabane Business Park. Read full article

5 June, 2013

SDLP allows passing of hardline unionist 'SPAD Bill' aimed at republican ex-prisoners

THE SDLP has allowed the passing of the controversial Bill barring ex-prisoners sentenced to five years or more during the conflict from becoming special advisers to ministers at the power-sharing Executive at Stormont even though its leader described the legislation as "flawed". Read full article

4 June, 2013

Sinn Féin to elect Chair and Vice Chair of Omagh District Council

Omagh District Council will this week elect a new Chair and Vice Chair when they meet on Thursday evening. Under the d'hondt system in operation Sinn Féin will hold the Chair and Vice Chair of the council for the incoming year. Read full article

3 June, 2013

Parades commission ruling - 'Cause for Concern'

Sinn Fein has described a parades commission ruling to allow a controversial loyalist band to parade through a contentious area of Castlederg on Tuesday evening 4th of June to Dergview Housing Estate in the town as a serious cause for concern. Read full article