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News Archives for September, 2013

25 September, 2013

SDLP Need To Explain Vote Against Targeting Social Need- Boyle

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle Sinn Féin says that the SDLP needs to explain why they voted along with the DUP in the Assembly last night to back a regressive motion designed to block the targeting of social need within our education system. Read full article

24 September, 2013

Mc Aleer calls for 'fair play' for dairy producers

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has called for dairy producers in the north to be treated on an equal basis as their counterparts in the south. Mr Mc Aleer was speaking after raising the matter of food labelling with the Enterprise & Trade Minister, Arlene Foster during question time in the Assembly on Tuesday. Read full article

24 September, 2013

Sinn Fein reacts angrily to British army recruitment plans

Sinn Féin councillor Marty McColgan has criticised the British army after it emerged they will take part in a jobs fair in Omagh on Friday. Claiming that the British army has left a 'bloody legacy' in County Tyrone Councillor McColgan said local job hunters should not be confronted with members of the British army involved in a recruitment drive. Read full article

24 September, 2013

Mc Mahon welcomes action on path between Church View/Courtrai Park

Strabane Sinn Fein Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has welcomed action taken by the Council's Technical Services Department to cut back trees and shrubbery that was covering the railings from Church View down the steep incline into Courtrai Park and also erecting a dog fouling disposal bin at the top of the much used pedestrian walkway following representation s he made on behalf of local residents. Read full article

24 September, 2013

MLA's invite the public to have their say on the new Rural Development Programme

Declan Mc Aleer MLA and Bronwyn Mc Gahan MLA

Sinn Féin MLA's Bronwyn Mc Gahan and Declan Mc Aleer have called on rural stakeholders to have their say on the new Rural Development Programme. The two MLA's have organized a public consultation for next Thursday evening (3rd Oct) in Kelly's Inn, Garvaghey at 7pm. Read full article

23 September, 2013

Former Hunger Striker to address Strabane Commemoration

Former IRA Hunger Striker Raymond Mc Cartney is to the main speaker at the annual commemoration held to remember local republican dead which takes place in Strabane this Sunday with the parade to the Republican Plot at Strabane Cemetery assembling at Bridge Street at 2:30pm. An additional commemoration event will be an evening of song and story entitled "Our War 0ur Story" which will be performed by Derry singer and songwriter Danny Mc Gilloway in the Ballycolman Community Centre between 7-9pm on Saturday evening. Read full article

18 September, 2013

McHugh welcomes upgrading of Castlederg Post Office

Derg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairi McHugh has welcomed the news that Castledergs Post Office will undergo a modernisation programme and become one of the new main style branches in West Tyrone. Read full article

17 September, 2013

Few convinced over Villier's Omagh Bomb Inquiry refusal-Doherty

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that few are convinced by British Secretary of State Teresa Villiers citing 'insufficient grounds for further inquiry' as the real reason behind the British government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the Omagh bomb. Read full article

17 September, 2013

Extension of free school meals welcomed- Boyle

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA and member of the Education committee Michaela Boyle has called for free school meals to be extended for all children attending school. Read full article

17 September, 2013

Sinn Fein pressing Housing Executive on Inisfree Gardens ECM Scheme shortcomings

Sinn Féin is pressing the Housing Executive to address shortcomings in the ECM scheme carried out at Inisfree Gardens in the town. Read full article

17 September, 2013

Privatisation of Royal Mail will impact employees and services directly - Boyle

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle says that if the British Government's decision to privatise Royal Mail is allowed to proceed it will have a negative impact on its employees, the services provided and will inevitably lead to branch closures, particularly in rural communities. Read full article

17 September, 2013

Secure your right to vote- Sinn Féin

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has urged everyone, 17 years and over, to ensure they secure their right to vote by filling in and returning the 'Individual' Electoral Registration Forms which are currently being delivered to every home across the constituency in what is the first electoral canvas being undertaken by the Electoral Office in over seven years. Read full article

12 September, 2013

Fitzgerald welcomes UN Bedroom tax abolition call

Sinn Féin mid Tyrone Councillor and Chairperson of Omagh District Council, Anne Marie Fitzgerald has welcomed a call by Raquel Rolnik, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing to the British Government to abolish the so called bedroom tax. Read full article

10 September, 2013

Mc Hugh welcomes Minister's commitment to upgrade and maintain old Derg Valley Hospital site

Castlederg Sinn Féin Councillor has welcomed the commitment made by Health Minister Edwin Poots to upgrade and maintain the old Derg Valley hospital site which has become a cause of complaint amongst local people. Read full article

9 September, 2013

'Useful' Meeting with DSD regarding Welfare Reform

Sinn Féin councillors Anne Marie Fitzgerald and Marty McColgan have described as 'useful' a meeting with Brian Doherty, a senior official within the Department of Social Development, regarding Welfare Reform. Both Councillors were part of a cross party delegation to meet Mr Doherty on Monday. Read full article

3 September, 2013

Drumnakilly Martyrs remembered

Hundreds of Tyrone Republicans along with comrades from throughout Ireland took part in a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the Drumnakilly Martyrs at the weekend. The weekend of events started on Friday afternoon at the ambush site where Nishey Harte, brother of Gerard and Martin gave a very emotional address to the assembled crowd. Read full article

3 September, 2013

Sperrin Hikers remember the 25th anniversary of fallen comrades

Bronwyn Mc Gahan MLA at Stroanbrack Cairn in the Sperrin Mountains

Over 100 hikers braved the elements on Saturday to climb the Sperrin Mountains in a 'Walk of Freedom' to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Republican comrades who lost their lives in 1988. Read full article

2 September, 2013

Abolition of Roaming Charges 'Common Sense'

Sinn Féin Councillor Marty McColgan has said the decision by mobile company 'Three' to abolish roaming charges across the island of Ireland is a 'common sense approach'. Read full article