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News Archives for December, 2007

31 December, 2007

Ó Donnghaile Calls For CCTV Footage To Be Made Available

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has slammed those responsible for an early morning prank in the Short Strand area and has called on the PSNI to make CCTV footage from Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks available in order to identify those responsible. Read full article


21 December, 2007

Sinn Féin back Omagh Inquiry after damming judgement of police failures

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has supported the call for a public inquiry which can get to the truth about Omagh after the damning indictment of the police handling of the investigation in the verdict delivered by Justice Weir today. Read full article


20 December, 2007

Maskey raises concerns with Ballynafiegh PSNI

Following an arson attack and other related incidents in the Ballynafeigh area, Alex Maskey today met with a PSNI delegation to raise his concerns Read full article


18 December, 2007

Ó Donnghaile calls for respect of Irish Language within Sirocco and future developments in Belfast

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has stated he believes future developments proposed within Belfast should be inclusive from the outset and show respect to the heritage of the area's where they are being situated Read full article


17 December, 2007

Deportation of East Belfast residents wrong

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed grave concern over the imminent deportation of East Belfast residents Aderonke Falode and Comfort Adefowoju and their families to Nigeria. Read full article


15 December, 2007

More Social Housing Needed - Relax Housing Executive restrictions

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has called on Social Development Minister Margaret Richie to relax the restrictions on the Housing Executive so that it can start to build new social housing. Read full article


15 December, 2007

Policing Federation should never have disengaged with the Police Ombudsman

Sinn Féin Policing Spokesperson, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey commenting on reports that the Policing Federation will re-engage with the Police Ombudsman has said that it should never have disengaged in the first place. Read full article


12 December, 2007

Maskey expresses serious concern over South Belfast arson attack

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA and Policing Board member Alex Maskey has expressed serious concern over a potentially lethal arson attack in Ballynafeigh in South Belfast Read full article


11 December, 2007

Devolution of Policing and Justice

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, Alex Maskey MLA has said that the British government's commitment to the devolution of Policing and Justice Powers by May 2008 was central to the decision of republicans and nationalists to engage with the policing structures earlier this year. Read full article


11 December, 2007

Ó Donnghaile welcomes Adams - Ó Cuiv meeting on Irish Language Act

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the news that Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA will lead a party delegation, including Aengus O Snodaig TD and Francie Brolly MLA to meet with the Gaeltacht Minister Éamon Ó Cuiv in Dublin on Thursday morning December 13th. Read full article


10 December, 2007

Belfast Sinn Féin consultation on Sirocco Site continues

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his encouragement with the on-going consultation Belfast Sinn Féin has began, regarding the former Sirocco Works site on the Short Strand. Read full article


9 December, 2007

Engaging Modern Ireland - Gerry Adam's Keynote Address

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP MLA addressing the party's 'Engaging Modern Ireland' conference. Read full article


9 December, 2007

PSNI Performance Targets too low

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Alex Maskey has said that the PSNI must set its targets for clearing up crime much higher. Read full article


5 December, 2007

Recent TASER death provides further evidence of lethal danger

Sinn Féin Policing Board member and South Belfast MLA, Alex Maskey, has said that the recent death of a man in Canada from the use of TASERs provides further evidence of the lethal nature of these weapons. Read full article


4 December, 2007

Sinn Féin welcome Education Minister's visionary statement

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed today's 'visionary statement on the future of six county education' from Caitríona Ruane. Read full article


1 December, 2007

Maskey questions leniency for suspected drug dealers

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA and Policing Board member Alex Maskey has questioned the decision by the judiciary to grant bail on a number of occassions to suspected drug dealers with, at times, no objection from the PSNI Read full article