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

News Archives for October, 2007

31 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile welcomes Human Rights Commission Meeting

South and East Belfast Culture Spokesperson Niall Ó Donnghaile today welcomed the meeting between Sinn Féin and the Huuman Rights Commission to discuss the Irish Language Act. Read full article


31 October, 2007

Sinn Féin Junior Minister Gerry Kelly Speaks At NICEM AGM

Sinn Féin Junior Minister Gerry Kelly MLA today described the challenges facing us in the battle to stamp out racism here, as very real and urgent. Read full article


31 October, 2007

Concern over police involvement in deportation cases- Maskey MLA

Sinn Féin MLA and Policing Board Member Alex Maskey has expressed grave concern over the deportation of East Belfast resident Aderonke Falode to a draconian and controversial detention centre; Dungavel in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and shall raise the issue of PSNI involvement in deportation cases with the Chief Constable. Read full article


30 October, 2007

Executive accused of 'dragging its feet' repairing home of a cancer patient

Alex Maskey has accused the Housing Executive of "dragging its feet" in carrying out essential repairs in the home of Markets cancer patient. Read full article


30 October, 2007

"Deportation of East Belfast resident wrong"-Maskey MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed grave concern over the deportation of East Belfast resident Aderonke Falode to a draconian and controversial detention centre; Dungavel in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Read full article


29 October, 2007

Ógra Shinn Féin produce short film commemorating Che Guevara!

Ógra Shinn Féin have continued on from their successful nationwide events in commemorating Che Guevara's 40th anniversary by producing a short film looking at some important events in the life of this global revolutionary. Please view the film and pass on to all contacts. Hasta la victoria siempre! Read full article


25 October, 2007

Sinn Féin commitment to Equality reflected in the Budget, PfG and Investment Strategy

South Belfast Alex Maskey MLA speaking about the draft Budget, Programme for Government (PfG) and Investment Strategy has said that they reflect Sinn Féin's commitment to equality and eradicating poverty. Read full article


25 October, 2007

Ógra Shinn Féin National Congress Date Change

Ógra Shinn Féin have decided to put the date of their National Congress back until the weekend of 18 - 20 January Read full article


24 October, 2007

FIFA Ruling Needs Challenged

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has called on FIFA to acknowledge that the Good Friday Agreement is an international agreement that allows persons born in the North to be designated as Irish citizens and therefore be eligible to play soccer for the soccer team in the 26 counties. Read full article


22 October, 2007

Maskey Welcomes Progress On Scrapping Water Charges

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the commitment of the Executive not to introduce the separate water charge that was proposed by British direct rule Ministers. Read full article


22 October, 2007

Sinn Féin Councillors warned of threat to lives

Five Sinn Féin Councillors, including Glengormely Councillor Briege Meehan and four North Belfast Councillors were visited by the PSNI last night, Sunday 22nd October and informed that they had information that their lives is under threat from a Dissident source. Read full article


18 October, 2007

Sinn Féin facilitates Lower Ormeau community engagement with PSNI

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after Sinn Féin last night facilitated a community engagement with the PSNI in the Lower Ormeau area, has said that, "the meeting came on the back of our engagement with community representatives, residents and the PSNI aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour in the area". Read full article


17 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile expresses dismay at continued Royal Mail reluctance

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his disappointment at the decision by Royal Mail not to provide the community within the Short Strand and Bridge End area with adequate and accessible post box facilities. Read full article


17 October, 2007

Maskey Hopeful Of Progress On Safety Issue At Loughview Primary School

After speaking in the Assembly chamber during a debate on the issue of Road Safety at Loughview Primary School Alex Maskey MLA has said that he is hopeful for progress. Read full article


16 October, 2007

Launch of Edentubber Martyrs 50th Anniversary website

The 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Edentubber Martyrs will take place this year on Sunday the 11th of November at 2pm. Read full article


16 October, 2007

Disappointment But No Surprise At Poots Statement

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has expressed his disappointment at the position the Minister for Culture and Arts has taken on the proposed Irish Language Act. Read full article


16 October, 2007

Houses of Multiple Occupancy

Cllr Alex Maskey MLA has welcomed the announcement by the Housing Executive that landlords of homes of multiple occupancy (HMO) will be required to register with the Housing executive. Read full article


16 October, 2007

Slógadh Shinn Féin 2007 Clár

19th-21st Deireadh Fómhair - Óstán Deerpark, Binn Éadair Read full article


16 October, 2007

Ógra Shinn Féin to Remember Sheena Campbell

Tuesday 16th October will mark the 15th Anniversary of the murder of leading Sinn Féin activist Sheena Campbell Read full article


15 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile supports residents call for securing of Short Strand Play Park.

Speaking after a weekend of anti-social behaviour where large numbers of beer bottles were left behind in the Play Park on Mountforde Road, East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has supported residents' calls for the park to be secured at night. Read full article


12 October, 2007

East Belfast Representative Meets With Housing Executive

East Belfast Sinn Fein representative Niall Ó Donnghaile today led a meeting between Sinn Fein members from the East of the city and management of the Housing Executives District Two office. Read full article


12 October, 2007

Undocumented Irish in America - a Sinn Féin Priority

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA, who is in America for a week of public engagements, has expressed his support for the efforts of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR). Read full article


11 October, 2007

Who was Che Guevara?

To mark the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara, South and East Belfast Sinn Féin post a brief article on the life of the international revolutionary icon. Read full article


11 October, 2007

40th Anniversary of the Murder of Comrade Che Guevara Lynch

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of Comrade Che Guevara Lynch. To mark this a number of events have been organised throughout Ireland by Sinn Féin. Read full article


10 October, 2007

Maskey hits out at those behind Ormeau Road bomb warnings

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has hit out at those responsible for a bomb warning that has seen residents in Hatfield Street this morning removed from their homes. Read full article


9 October, 2007

Maskey Welcomes Meeting Between Classroom Assistants and Education Minister

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the meeting which took place today between Education Minister Caitríona Ruane and Classroom Assistants Read full article


9 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile Slams McNarry Motion

East Belfast Representative and Cultural Officer for South and East Belfast Sinn Féin, Niall Ó Donnghaile, has slammed the motion that David McNarry has proposed at todays Assembly sitting. Read full article


8 October, 2007

Maskey Outlines Position On Classroom Assistants Dispute

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has outlined Sinn Féins position on the current Classroom Assistants dispute which has affected a number of schools in South Belfast. Read full article


8 October, 2007

Long Voices Disappointment at Economy 7 Price Increase

Sinn Féin Representative for Balmoral Stiofan Long has said the latest increase in electricity prices will place an extra burden on many consumers as they enter the winter months and will add to the rising fuel poverty that affects many homes across the North. Read full article


8 October, 2007

Further Concern Expressed Over the Sale of Illegal Fireworks

South and East Belfast Sinn Fein Representatives have again expressed concern at the sale and use of illegal fireworks. Read full article


5 October, 2007

Concern at Orde response to Policing Board position on TASERs

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has expressed concern at the response of the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde to the Policing Board position on the deployment of TASERs. Read full article


5 October, 2007

Maskey welcome drugs seizure

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the seizure of cannibas with an estimated value of £10,000 in the Markets area of South Belfast. Read full article


4 October, 2007

Maskey welcomes more opposition to TASERS

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing and Justice and Policing Board member Alex Maskey MLA has welcomed today's public declaration from the Human Rights Commission opposing PSNI plans to begin using controversial TASER guns. Read full article


4 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile encourages schools to win a trip to European Parliament

East Belfast representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has echoed calls from Sinn Féin's Six County MEP Bairbre de Brún for local schools and pupils to take the opportunity to participate in an all-Ireland photo competition organised by the European Parliament office in Dublin in conjunction with the two Environment Departments North and South. The photos must explore the issue of Climate Change. Read full article


4 October, 2007

Long welcomes presentation of 1 million signatures for disability rights

Over 1,000 people with disabilities are gathering today outside the European Commission building in Brussels to present the 1 million signatures which were collected from all over Europe for disability rights. Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will receive the petition. Read full article


3 October, 2007

Sinn Fein call for greater focus on crime prevention

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson and Board member, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey speaking in an Assembly debate on Policing has said that the problem of anti-social behaviour has existed for a long time. He also called for more time, energy and creativity to be spent on prevention. Read full article


1 October, 2007

Ó Donnghaile Warns Of Dangers Of Fireworks

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has appealed to parents not to buy or allow their children to play with illegal fireworks. Read full article