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News Archives for April, 2006

27 April, 2006

Maskey highlights Concerns at Housing Executive Conference

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey, speaking today after attending a Housing Executive conference to discuss the Executive's South Belfast Sector Study, expressed his view that "the Executive's study shows how housing and planning policies have failed the South Belfast constituency thus far". Read full article


27 April, 2006

Maskey urges Lower Ormeau 'Alley-gates'

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has urged that the provision of 'Alley-Gates' be part of the Arterial Routes scheme which will see Belfast City Council spend over £100,000 on improving the Lower Ormeau Road and surrounding area. Read full article


22 April, 2006

No Warm Homes in South Belfast

Balmoral Sinn Fein Representative Stiofan Long has urged people to avail of the 'Warm Homes' scheme after report highlighted that South Belfast has the lowest uptake rate of the scheme. Read full article


22 April, 2006

Maskey to highlight Concerns at Housing Executive Conference

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey will be high lighting a number of concerns in relation to the Housing Executive's South Belfast Sector Study when he attends a conference on the study on Thursday, 27th April, in the Malone Lodge Hotel at 10am. (The conference has been organised by the Housing Executive to discuss the South Belfast Sector study). Read full article


22 April, 2006

Maskey to challenge Planning Management Board over Rushmere House

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Maskey will be attending a review meeting with the Planning Management Board in support of residents objections to the Rushmere House development. (Cllr. Maskey MLA was one of a number of representatives nominated by Belfast City Council's Town Planning Committee to attend the review meeting). Read full article


20 April, 2006

LONG WELCOMES REDUCTION IN WAITING LISTS

Balmoral Sinn Fein representative, and Chairperson of the Party's Health Advisory Committee, Stiofan Long has welcomed the reduction in the number of people waiting to be admitted to hospital for treatment but has advised caution on the issue. Read full article


20 April, 2006

MASKEY HOPEFUL ON STRANMILLIS TRAFFIC CALMING

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has said that he is hopeful that traffic calming measures can be put in place in the Stranmillis area, making the area safer for those who live in it. Read full article


18 April, 2006

Make best use of future EU funds - Maskey urges

As plans get under way for the next round of EU funds starting in 2007, South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has called for voluntary and community organisations and local elected representatives to become fully involved in the process. Read full article


12 April, 2006

Rates increase will drive up cost of living

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has said that the 19 % increase in domestic rates will further drive up the cost of living and push greater numbers of people into poverty. He also warned that along with a number of other measures including water charges and electricity and heating cost increases that there will be long-term consequences for the local economy. Read full article


7 April, 2006

Fears that HMO floodgates will be opened

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey is seeking urgent meetings with British Direct Rule Ministers Jeff Rooker, David Hanson and Shaun Woodward after it was revealed that a tidal wave of HMO's are expected to flood South Belfast. Read full article


7 April, 2006

Maskey welcomes the removal of dangerous and unsightly building

Cllr Maskey MLA has welcomed the removal of the derelict building formally known as 'Farrell's Bar' on Belfast's Lower Ormeau Road saying "it is great that this dangerous eyesore has been removed from the community". Read full article


6 April, 2006

Maskey hits out at Stranmillis Robbery

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has labelled this morning's robbery on a pharmacy on the Stranmillis Road as an attack on the whole community. Read full article


3 April, 2006

Sinn Féin Oppose Destruction of Oughley Hill

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has voiced his support for campaigners determined to oppose the destruction of Oughley Hill as a result of extending quarrying in the area. Read full article


3 April, 2006

LOWER LISBURN ROAD SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OUT OF PARKING SCHEMES

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has called for communities throughout South Belfast to be consulted about the proposed Residents Only Parking Schemes. The call comes after a number of residents and community groups in the Lower Lisburn Road area expressed a fear that they would be left out of the scheme. Read full article


3 April, 2006

SHOCK AT FINAGHY CAR HIJACKING

Balmoral Sinn Fein representative Stiofan Long has expressed his shock at the hijacking of a car in the Ardmore area of Finaghy in the early hours of this morning. Read full article


1 April, 2006

GOOGLE IS NO DOODLE FOR IRISH

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has expressed his disappointment at the web company 'Google' after schools in the Six Counties received invitations to enter a competition run by Google by drawing a picture of what it means to be British to them. Read full article