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News Archives for January, 2014

31 January, 2014

Campaign grows for Creggan Road Footpath - McNally

Carrickmore Sinn Féin representative Barry McNally has called on Road Service to extend the Creggan Road footpath in the Mid Tyrone town citing safety concerns for local residents and school children. Read full article


31 January, 2014

A5 Newtownsaville junction putting lives at risk - Campbell

Councillor Glen Campbell has called on Roads Service to urgently upgrade the A5 Newtownsaville junction. Read full article


31 January, 2014

Boyle highlights the need for an ASD Unit in the Strabane District

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has today announced that she is to begin an intensive period of lobbying in order for a dedicated Autistic Sensory Unit to be based in the Strabane District. Read full article


28 January, 2014

Housing Executive work Welcomed - Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh

Derg Sinn Féin councillor Ruairí Mc Hugh has welcomed recent work by the Housing Executive to landscape an area of unsightly land in the Hillview Park estate in Castlederg Read full article


28 January, 2014

Boyle attends official launch of 'Team Ulster' for Special Olympics Ireland

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle this week attended an event organised by Special Olympics Ireland in Stormont. Participants, volunteers and families gathered with politicians and sporting organisations to officially launch 'Team Ulster' for this year's Irish Special , which will take place in Limerick in June. Read full article


26 January, 2014

Trillick Piper selected by Sinn Féin

Stephen McCann endorsed by Petey Kelly's daughter Clodagh

32 year old Stephen McCann, a sales agent for Liberty Insurance, was selected on Friday night (24th January) as the new candidate in West Tyrone. He replaces Sinn Féin stalwart Petey Kelly who will continue on in his current role as Councillor but will not contest the upcoming election due to ill health. Read full article


24 January, 2014

Illegal Rubbish Dumping Must Stop - McColgan

Omagh Town Councillor Marty McColgan has been in touch with the Housing Executive and Environmental Health to report and clear up rubbish which has been dumped in the Strathroy and Shergrim Estates. Read full article


22 January, 2014

Rural development programme is crucial for the sustainability and vitality of rural areas. - McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has said that it is absolutely vital that people understand that the rural development programme is crucial for the sustainability and vitality of rural areas. Read full article


21 January, 2014

Mobile phone companies should 'unilaterally' end Roaming Charges-Doherty

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed information published by Ofcom outlining measures now being taken by the main mobile phone companies to move them towards compliance with EU legislation designed to protect customers against inadvertent roaming charges. However, he said it was now time that all mobile phone companies unilaterlay dispenced with their unjust roaming charges altogether. Read full article


21 January, 2014

Boyle meets with Commissioning Lead for the Western Trust

West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle along with Cllr Jay Mc Cauley has welcomed a very positive meeting they have held on Thursday with Mr Paul Kavanagh, Commissioning Lead for the Western Trust and Dr Ciaran Mullan, Chairperson of the Local Commissioning Group. Read full article


21 January, 2014

Mc Hugh welcomes resolving of bins issues at Garvan Court, Glebe

Sinn Féin Cllr for the Glebe area, Maolíosa Mc Hugh, has today welcomed confirmation from Strabane District Council that residents living in Garvan Court, Glebe, will soon be getting their bins lifted from outside their homes. Read full article


21 January, 2014

Non farming rural dwellers deserve equality under PPS21

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has said that non-farming rural dwellers must have greater opportunities to build a home in their own townland. Read full article


16 January, 2014

Sinn Féin welcome release of Martin Corey- McMahon

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Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McMahon has welcomed the release of Martin Corey. Read full article


15 January, 2014

£180,000 upgrade of Dooish Road welcomed.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin councillor Frankie Donnelly has welcomed the confirmation that work is to commence imminently on a £180,000 upgrade of a section of the Dooish road between Drumquin and Dromore. Read full article


15 January, 2014

Efforts being made to ensure Strabane will benefit from the legacy of the City of Culture 2013

Michaela and Caral

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has received confirmation from DCAL Minister Caral Ní Chuilín that efforts are being made to ensure Strabane will benefit from the legacy of the City of Culture 2013. Read full article


15 January, 2014

Mc Mahon welcomes start of environmental improvements to derelict properties

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Sinn Féin Councillor Brian Mc Mahon, in his capacity as Chair of Strabane Town Forum, says that the commencement of work to spruce up the landmark "King's Corner" building at the junction of Bridge Street and the Ballycolman Lane is part of a rolling programme of environmental improvement works to be undertaken at 68 derelict buildings and sites within the town and across the District. Read full article


15 January, 2014

Successful ESA Appeal claimants now being targeted

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle says the many Employment and Support Allowance claimants are being subject to a 'conveyer belt of misery' by being forced to undergo further re-assessment for the benefit just three months after having successfully appealed a decision to disallow them the benefit. Read full article


14 January, 2014

Single Farm Payments early payments welcomed - McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the Minister of Agriculture efforts to ensure that Single Farm Payments are paid to farmers early. Read full article


14 January, 2014

Council Chairperson expresses sympathy as Crash victim laid to rest

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Sinn Féin councillor and Chairperson of Strabane District Council Ruairi McHugh has expressed his deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Late Patsy Mc Croary, Castlederg, who was tragically killed in a road traffic collision last Wednesday outside Sion Mills. Patsy, who lived in Castlederg was buried in Dooneyloop, in his native Co.Donegal on Monday Morning Read full article


12 January, 2014

Mc Guire Welcomes progress on Abercorn Bridge Newtownstewart

Sinn Fein Councillor Kieran Mc Guire has welcomed the news that the much needed works to the Abercorn Bridge in Newtownstewart has gone out to tender Read full article


9 January, 2014

Roads Minister must provide timeline for A5 dual carriageway

As we enter the New Year with the A5 Dual Carriageway project delayed due to environmental assessments, it is essential that DRD Minister Danny Kennedy makes a clear statement outlining his department's revised timeline for the way forward. Read full article


9 January, 2014

Joe Byrne totally confused on rural strategy - McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has said that SDLP MLA Joe Byrne is attempting to ride two horses over the allocation of money to the Rural Development Programme. Read full article


7 January, 2014

Are unionist parties going to show leadership on HAAS proposals?-Doherty

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that the response of the DUP and UUP to the HAAS proposals show the need of both parties to begin to show leadership and stop continually bowing to the lowest common denominator within their political constituency Read full article


7 January, 2014

Attempted robbery condemned- McHugh

Castlederg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairí Mc Hugh has condemned the attempted robbery of a financial services business in Castlederg. Read full article


3 January, 2014

Campbell hopeful for quick restoration of BT service in Eskra

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has said he is hopeful that BT service in Eskra will be quickly restored. Residents in Corbo Road, Eskra have been without phone service since Christmas Eve. Read full article