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News Archives for October, 2015

29 October, 2015

Mc Aleer calls for threat against 15 year old to be lifted immediately

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has called on those who issued a threat against a 15-year-old schoolboy from the Omagh area to lift it immediately. Read full article

29 October, 2015

Our Place Is In Europe

Supporters of an EU exit argue that instead of contributing to Europe that the money should instead be re-allocated across Britain and the north. Do they seriously believe that a Tory administration would allocate £97.5m per annum to farmers and rural communities in West and South Tyrone and Fermanagh? Read full article

22 October, 2015

Infrastructure key to North West future development

Declan Mc Aleer MLA and fellow members of the Assembly's DRD committee pictured at Derry port with the Chief Executive, Brian Mc Grath

West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has said the future development of the North West hinges on the construction of key transport corridors such as the A5. Mr McAleer, who is a member of the Assembly Regional Development committee was speaking after a meeting with the Chief Executive of Derry Port and Harbour, Brian McGrath. Read full article

21 October, 2015

TTIP a danger to beef industry

Declan Mc Aleer MLA pictured with DARD Minister Michelle O Neill and Glenelly Cllr Dan Kelly.

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) poses many threats to our agriculture industry including the beef sector. Mr McAleer said, Read full article

20 October, 2015

Mc Aleer opposes plans to close Gortin Daycare Centre

Declan Mc Aleer MLA briefing the chair of the Assembly's Health Committee, Maeve Mc Laughlin MLA on the Western Trust's proposal to close Gortin day care centre

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has expressed deep concern that the Gortin Day care centre is to be closed before a proper evaluation of the services has been carried out. Following a meeting with the Western Health and Social Care Trust Mr McAleer said, Read full article

12 October, 2015

Mc Aleer welcomes £180,000 scheme for Glenpark Road

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the news that a £180,000 road-resurfacing scheme on the Glenpark Road, is due to begin next Monday 19 October. Read full article

8 October, 2015

McDermott encourages groups to apply for Rural Grants Scheme

Sinn Féin representative Grace McDermott has called on local groups to apply for the Rural Micro Capital Grant Programme which has been launched this week by DARD Minister Michelle O'Neill. Read full article

6 October, 2015

High Speed Rural Broadband Scheme Model 'Suited to Co. Tyrone'

Local Councillors Barry McNally and Stephen McCann have recently returned from a one day visit to Aughton, in Lancashire in England where a Rural Community Broadband scheme provides high speed broadband to thousands of customers who previously were unable to avail of Broadband services due to their rural location. Read full article

6 October, 2015

Boyle raises lack of service provision in Strabane with Health Board

West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle this week met with officials from the Health and Social Care Board to push for a Health and Leisure Hub to be located in Strabane. Other items on the agenda included the lack of service provision for adults with a learning disability and supported living facilities. Read full article

6 October, 2015

McDermott calls on Health Minister to return to work urgently

Sinn Féin representative Grace McDermott has called on Simon Hamilton and the DUP to listen to the growing concern of the public and health agencies and return to his desk as health minister. Read full article

6 October, 2015

Doherty calls on PSNI to release all files in Arlene Arkinson murder case

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has called on the PSNI to release all documents in relation to the Arlene Arkinson murder to the coroner following the death of Robert Howard so the inquest can proceed. Read full article

2 October, 2015

BT commitment to Minnadinna Road works welcomed

Flooding on the Minnadinna Rd, Mullaslin caused by damage to a storm drain

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed a commitment from BT to resolve a long running flooding issue on the Minnadinna Road, Mullaslin. Read full article

1 October, 2015

McDermott welcomes £5.1m for dairy crisis

Sinn Féin's Grace McDermott has welcomed the targeted aid package totalling £5.1 million which was secured by Sinn Féin DARD Minister Michelle O'Neill and which will be allocated to dairy farmers in the coming weeks. This package includes an additional top-up from the European Commission following recent discussions between Minister Michelle O'Neill and the European Commission. Read full article