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

News Archives for November, 2007

29 November, 2007

Ó Donnghaile has challenged the SDLP claims to be housing champions

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has challenged the SDLP claims to be housing champions and champions for the vulnerable. Read full article


28 November, 2007

Sinn Féin Representatives Attend East Belfast DPP Public Meeting

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile joined his party colleague Cllr Gerard O Neill in attending the District Policing Partnership meeting held in the Park Avenue Hotel last night. Read full article


28 November, 2007

Minister Ritchie should return to local government

Responding to a barrage of stories eminating from the Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie, Sinn Féin East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that the scaremongering must stop, the Minister should announce what, if any, positive moves she shall make and if she is under pressure she should return to local government. Read full article


28 November, 2007

Budget limitations should not limit thinking

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking ahead of the Assembly debate on the draft Budget has said that tackling inequality and protecting the most vulnerable must be a key objective of the budget. Read full article


28 November, 2007

Ritchie urged to "use her imagination".

Alex Maskey, MLA ,for South Belfast has called on Social development Minister, Margaret Ritchie to use her imagination to resolve funding issues within her department instead of blaming everyone else for her ineptitude. Read full article


27 November, 2007

Maskey calls for Maragret Ritchie to address the issue of HMO's in South Belfast

Minister acknowledges that, "it is likely that most, if not all the streets in South Belfast exceed the proposed limits for the number of HMO's." Alex Maskey, MLA, for South Belfast calls for an urgent review of the Housing Executive's HMO strategy, after it has emerged that the HMO's specified for registration in South Belfast are not scheduled to be completed until February 201 Read full article


26 November, 2007

Maskey welcomes drug seizure in Lower Ormeau Road

Alex Maskey, MLA, for South Belfast has welcomed the seizure of cocaine with an estimated value of £125,000 in the River Terrace area of the Lower Ormeau Road. Read full article


22 November, 2007

OSF Cuige Uladh AGM

Cúige Uladh Ógra Organiser Cllr. Johnny McGibbon has urged all young Republicans to mobilise for this weeks ÓSF Cúige Uladh AGM. Read full article


22 November, 2007

Ó Donnghaile warns that planned 50% cut to Housing Executive budget would be disastrous

Sinn Féin East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that Margaret Ritchie's plans to cut Housing Executive funding by 50% is a huge mistake and would have disastrous consequences for the most vulnerable people in our society. Read full article


22 November, 2007

Road Service to investigate Road Safety at Newry-Omeath crash site

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the announcement that Road Services is to investigate road safety along the Newry-Omeath Road following the recent accident involving a South Belfast family. Read full article


21 November, 2007

Monies Aimed Exclusively at Loyalist Areas By Margaret Richie

Alex Maskey has voiced concern at the £3 million 'Areas at Risk' funding programme recently announced by Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie and said that it is essential the money, especially for socially deprived areas, is allocated on the basis of objective need and equality. Read full article


21 November, 2007

Sinn Fein call for proper implementation of Article 40 to increase social new builds

East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed comments by Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, West Belfast MLA Cllr Fra McCann when he called on the Minister of Social Development to ensure any new housing developments across the north complies with article 40 of the Planning Act that compels developers to leave aside 20% of their developments for social and affordable housing. Read full article


21 November, 2007

Maskey blasts British Government's incompetence

Alex Maskey MLA has blasted the British government's incompetence over the loss of 25 million child benefit recipients personal details. Read full article


21 November, 2007

Decision To Cancel Protest Parade Welcomed

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey and East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile have welcomed the cancellation of a protest parade by the Pride of the Raven FB which was due to take place this Saturday. Read full article


20 November, 2007

Maskey Comments On Disruption of South Belfast DPP Meeting

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, commenting on the cancellation the South Belfast sub-committee of the Belfast Policing Partnership meeting last night, has said that the DPP should consult more widely within the community for future meetings. Read full article


16 November, 2007

Disappointment At Parades Commission Decision

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his disappointment at the decision of the Parades Commission to allow a loyalist band protest to pass the Short Strand area twice on 24th November. Read full article


15 November, 2007

Education Minister expresses disappointment at planned strike

Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane, has spoken of her disappointment at planned strike action by NIPSA that will affect special schools Read full article


14 November, 2007

Sinn Féin make submission to Parades Commission on November 24th City Centre Protest

Alex Maskey, Sinn Fein MLA for South Belfast, and councillor for Laganbank, along with Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile today met with the Parades Commission, to express their concern at the proposed parade, by the "Pride of the Raven flute band" for the 24th November. Read full article


14 November, 2007

Ó Donnghaile welcomes East Belfast lottery Funding.

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative has welcomed the news that the Connswater Community Greenway is to receive £26.5 million from the lottery's living landmark fund, to implement their ambitious project for the East of the City. Read full article


13 November, 2007

Sinn Féin call for Independent members of DPPs

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Alex Maskey MLA has called on people from across the community to apply for positions as Independent Members on the newly constituted District Policing Partnerships. Read full article


10 November, 2007

'UDA should get off community's back' Maskey

Alex Maskey, Sinn Féin MLA, (South Belfast) commenting on the expected UDA statement has said that the UDA should end its sectarian campaign, its drug dealing, criminality and extortion, engage seriously with the IICD. Read full article


9 November, 2007

Ó Donnghaile expresses deep concern at Short Strand drugs find

Naill Ó Donnghaile with Michael O Donnell of the Short Strand Drugs Awareness Group

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his total disgust after the discovery of what appears to be a bag of cocaine beside the Doyle Youth Club in the Short Strand area. Read full article


8 November, 2007

Ó Donnghaile meets with Housing Executive.

Following on from meetings held between East Belfast Sinn Fein and the Housing Executive Niall Ó Donnghaile is today to meet with representatives of the Housing Executives maintenance department with the specific purpose of evaluating residents concerns regarding the upkeep of flower beds and planters under the care of the Housing Executive. Read full article


7 November, 2007

Sinn Féin Challenge Housing Executive.

Following a number of complaints from Housing Executive tenants in the Markets area Sinn Féin today met with the Executives Maintenence Manager and representatives from their main contractor Red Sky. Read full article


7 November, 2007

Maskey Welcomes FIFA Move

Alex Maskey MLA has wecomed FIFAs move to ensure that footballers from the six counties can play for Ireland. Read full article


5 November, 2007

South and East Belfast Sinn Féin congratulate An Droichead pupils on annual presentation night.

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile and South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey have congratulated the recipients of this year's presentation from Scoil an Droichid. Read full article


5 November, 2007

Belfast Sinn Féin Conference Hailed As Success

Yesterdays conference for Belfast Sinn Féin activists has been hailed as a success by South and East Belfast Sinn Féin. Read full article


3 November, 2007

South and East Belfast Sinn Féin Express Sympathy to The Family of Our Comrade Martin Meehan

Having learnt of the death of our comrade Martin Meehan, South and East Belfast Sinn Fein extend our deepest sympathy to Martins family. Read full article


2 November, 2007

Martin / Treacy Cumann Deliver Latest Bulletin To Short Strand Media file available

Activists in the Martin / Treacy Sinn Féin Cumann in the Short Strand have begun delivering their latest bulletin in the area. Read full article


2 November, 2007

Maskey Welcomes Minister To St Georges Market

Alex Maskey and Gerry Adams on a previous visit to St Georges market

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey today welcomed Conor Murphy, Minister for the Department of Regional Development(DRD) to St George's Market, in central Belfast. Read full article


2 November, 2007

Maskey To Chair Belfast Sinn Féin Conference

Alex Maskey MLA is to chair the first Belfast Sinn Féin conference for activists in the city. Read full article