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News Archives for June, 2016

29 June, 2016

Rural Development Programme will proceed as planned-McNally

Mid-Tyrone Sinn Fein Councillor Barry Mc Nally has moved to provide assurances that the Rural Development Programme (RDP) will be proceeding as planned following concerns and uncertainty expressed by many local stakeholders about the status of the Programme in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Read full article


28 June, 2016

Campus progress welcomed

(l-r) Declan Mc Aleer MLA, John Smith Director of Strule Campus and Ross Hussey MLA

West Tyrone Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed confirmation that the Strule Education campus will open its doors to pupils in September 2020. Read full article


28 June, 2016

McElduff concerned at withdrawal of Irish language schools funding

Barry McElduff has expressed concern at the decision of the education minister to withdraw funding for nurture units at two Irish language schools. Read full article


28 June, 2016

Irish government has an obligation to defend interests of all the Irish people - Doherty

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty said An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Irish government have an obligation to uphold the rights of Irish citizens in the north. Read full article


28 June, 2016

Mc Aleer welcomes £10m boost for rural roads.

West Tyrone Sinn Fein MLA Declan McAleer has given a warm welcome to the announcement by Infrastructure Minister and party colleague Chris Hazard of a £10m investment to improve rural roads. Read full article


27 June, 2016

Works begin at Mulvey House footpath to facilitate those with mobility problems.

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Brian Mc Mahon says that remedial work has now begun on the footpath adjacent to Mulvey House to facilitate residents who are currently unable to get up onto and down off the path because of mobility problems. Read full article


27 June, 2016

Safety fencing erected following subsidence at Weir Walk in Sion-Mc Mahon

Sinn Féin Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has been liaising with Derry City and Strabane District Council over the weekend to ensure the erection of safety fencing at a stretch of the Weir Walk on the River Mourne at Sion Mills after a section of the riverbank subsided in the early hours of Saturday. Read full article


25 June, 2016

'Brexit' decision could have potentially disastrous consequences for local farmers-Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin West Tyrone councillors say that 'Brexit' will have major and potentially disastrous consequences for local farmers. Read full article


21 June, 2016

Mc Hugh criticises Transport NI continued neglect of Bellspark road safety issues

Cllr Mc Hugh pictured at Dangerous Bellspark/Prospect Road junction

Sinn Féin Maoliosa McHugh Councillor has expressed disappointment that Transport NI has no plans contained within in the 2016-17 works schedule to introduce any measures to enhance road safety on the Bellspark Road. Read full article


21 June, 2016

Mc Cann welcomes Trillick footpath and road remedial works

Sinn Féin councillor Stevie Mc Cann has welcomed confirmation he has received from Transport NI that local footpath and road remedial works that he has been lobbying for have now been scheduled Read full article


20 June, 2016

Vote to Remain on Thursday - Boyle

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle is urging people not to be complacent on Thursday and to vote to remain in Europe. Read full article


17 June, 2016

Sinn Féin meets Education Authority on school transport issues.

Michaela Boyle MLA and Cllr Dan Kelly met with the Education Authority to discuss a number of rural school transport issues in the wider Glenelly valley area this morning Read full article


17 June, 2016

'Road verge grass cutting' on C and U class roads to start next week-Mc Guire

Sinn Féin Councillor Kieran McGuire has welcomed confirmation he has received that road verge grass cutting on rural C and U class roads in 'rural' Strabane will commence next week following an additional £5.3m secured by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazard for roads maintenance and flood prevention in the June monitoring round. Read full article


17 June, 2016

Cllr Ruairi Mc Hugh Welcomes planned Ferguson Crescent Works

Derg Sinn Féin Councillor Ruairi McHugh has said he is delighted to have confirmation from Transport NI that re-surfacing works to the roadway in Ferguson Crescent, Castlederg, are scheduled to begin during the 2016-17 period of Transport NI work schedule. Read full article


13 June, 2016

Weed Spraying Programme to commence on Monday 20th June

Following sustained representations from Michaela Boyle MLA and Cllr Brian Mc Mahon have today received confirmation from Transport NI that the weed spraying programme throughout the Strabane District area will commence next Monday 20 June, commencing initially in Strabane Town Centre and then taking in local estates and outlying villages. Read full article


8 June, 2016

McMahon pressing Transport NI on Strabane town weed spraying and verge cutting programme.

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has been pressing Transport NI (formally DRD Roads Service) of the urgent need to initiate it's 'Weed Spraying Programme' in Strabane to tackle the rampant weed and grass growth on road verges and footpaths throughout the area for which the body is responsible for maintaining Read full article


7 June, 2016

Vol Danny McCauley remembered with pride 25 years on

On Friday evening, a large crowd gathered to pay tribute to the memory of Vol. Danny Mc Cauley on the 25th Anniversary of his untimely death. Read full article