South and East Belfast Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

News Archives for August, 2007

31 August, 2007

Ulster University house price index puts pressure on Minister to act

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that the latest quarterly house price index published by the University of Ulster showing that average house prices increased by over 50% in the past year demanded an urgent response from Housing Minister Margaret Ritchie. Read full article


31 August, 2007

East Belfast Sinn Féin share parents concern for children's safety

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his disappointment at the decision of the roads service not to implement any traffic calming along Vulcan Street in the Short Strand. Read full article


31 August, 2007

Sinn Féin backs residents in calling for closure of Alleyway

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Stiofan Long has backed calls by residents in the Katrine Park area of Trossach's in their call to have an alleyway leading from Erinvale closed. The call comes after a number of homes were damaged in the area last week. Read full article


29 August, 2007

Sinn Féin Council Group pledges support for Ormeau Park campaigners

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has pledged the support of the 14 member Sinn Féin council grouping on Belfast City Council to South Belfast residents opposed to the sighting of a new football stadium at Ormeau Park. The pledge comes after Sinn Féin council group leader, Cllr. Paul Maskey, recently met with campaigners. Alex Maskey has also called upon the other political parties on the Council to give their support to the campaigners. Read full article


29 August, 2007

Inaugural meeting of 'Finaghy Steering Group' welcomed

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Stiofan Long has welcomed today's inaugural meeting of the 'Finaghy Steering Group' as a direct result of Sinn Féin's intervention to secure the future of Finaghy Rail station. Read full article


29 August, 2007

Sinn Féin welcomes installation of traffic lights

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Stiofan Long has welcomed the installation of traffic lights on Finaghy Road North. Read full article


24 August, 2007

A Message from Leonard Peltier

A Message from Leonard Peltier Read full article


21 August, 2007

Ó Donnghaile reiterates residents call for alley-gating

Speaking after contacting Belfast City Council's Community Safety Department, Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed disappointment at the apparent inability of the City Council to provide adequate safety measures for people forced to live with anti-social activity. Read full article


21 August, 2007

MASKEY HORRIFIED AT ROBBERIES

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that he is horrified by two robberies which took place over the weekend. During both robberies staff at an off-licence and a bookmakers were doused in petrol and threatened with being set on fire. The South Belfast MLA has called on anybody with information on these robberies to come forward. Read full article


15 August, 2007

Stranmillis Traffic Calming Announcement Welcomed

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the news that Traffic Calming measures which had been proposed for the Stranmillis area, between Lockview Road and Deramore Drive, are now to go ahead. Read full article


14 August, 2007

Maskey highlights Airport concerns

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that he shares many of the concerns of local residents about the impact of Ryanair now offering flights from Belfast City Airport. Read full article


13 August, 2007

Ó Donnghaile criticises heavy PSNI presence in East Belfast at the March for Truth.

Speaking after the March for Truth left the Short Strand on Sunday afternoon, Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has criticised the PSNI for having such an openly heavy presence in East Belfast at Sunday's parade. Read full article


10 August, 2007

Loyalist funding - Ritchie avoids making a decision

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey commenting on the announcement by SDLP Minister Margaret Ritchie on Loyalist funding has said that while many will have very serious concerns about the funding that Margaret Ritchie needs to take a decision about how public money is spent. Read full article


6 August, 2007

Wear a Black Ribbon for Truth - Maskey

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has urged people to come out in their thousands in support of the many families who are campaigning for Truth. Read full article