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News Archives for May, 2015

28 May, 2015

NI Water Customer Care register for elderly and vulnerable

Sinn Féin West Tyrone Councillor Stephen McCann has urged people to be aware they of the existence of an NI Water Customer Care register for elderly and vulnerable customers. The register is free to join and is open to those who have a disability, a serious medical condition, the elderly and others who may need extra help for any reason. Read full article


26 May, 2015

Motorists urged to stop parking in passing bays

Declan Mc Aleer MLA with Cllr Anne Marie Fitzgerald at one of the recently constructed passing bays on the Killyclogher Road.

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the decision by Roads Service to introduce 'no waiting' restrictions on newly constructed passing bays on the Omagh to Cookstown Road. Read full article


21 May, 2015

McGuire calls for Broadband & Mobile coverage to be addressed through Super councils corporate plan

Sinn Féin councillor Kieran McGuire has called for the lack of broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas of the district to be addressed within the council's corporate plan. Read full article


20 May, 2015

McHugh welcomes protections for Castlederg library

Sinn Féin councillor Ruairi McHugh has welcomed protections that were put in place to ensure the opening hours at Castlederg library were not reduced. Read full article


20 May, 2015

Timing of Newtownstewart parade sparks concern

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has contacted the Parades commission with concerns following on from a loyalist parade, which took place in Newtownstewart on May 1st. Read full article


20 May, 2015

Almost £200million lost to our economy annually through unclaimed elderly benefits - Boyle

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has said she is shocked that at a time when older people suffer from persistent high levels of poverty, nearly £200m of benefits are going unclaimed. Read full article


20 May, 2015

Exit from EU would cause economic devastation in Ireland

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has said an 'English decision' to leave Europe and bring the North of Ireland out of the European Union at the same time would cause 'economic devastation' on the island of Ireland. Read full article


20 May, 2015

McHugh calls for speed ramps in Lismore Grove/ Park, Sion Mills

Sinn Féin councillor Maoliosa McHugh has called for speed ramps to be installed in Lismore Grove and park following concerns raised by a number of residents over cars speeding through the park. Read full article


20 May, 2015

Boyle welcomes latest Greenfield Home reprieve

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the Western Trusts decision to reprieve Greenfield Home in Strabane from their latest list of possible closures. Read full article


6 May, 2015

Pat Doherty responds to offensive insults by SDLP

"While attacking Sinn Fein's policy of active abstentionism it speaks volumes that the local SDLP candidate, in all his glossy campaign literature, was unable to flag up even one thing they have ever achieved for the people of the north by sitting on the green benches at Westminster. Read full article


1 May, 2015

Mc Aleer opposes Western Trust proposal to close Gortin day care service

June from the Gortin day care group outlines her concerns at the proposed closure of the facility to Pat Doherty MP and Rural Development Minister Michelle O Neill.

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has expressed grave concern at the Western Trust's proposal to close Gortin day care centre and merge it with Newtownstewart. Mr Mc Aleer has written to the Trust outlining his concern as part of the consultation which closes on 22nd May. Read full article