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News Archives for February, 2008

29 February, 2008

Alex Maskey MLA Motion 42

Alex Maskey is the party spokesperson on Policing and Justice and a member of the Policing Board. Read full article


26 February, 2008

Ó Donnghaile calls for immediate dismantling of Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks

Speaking at the East Belfast DPP sub-group meeting last night Niall Ó Donnghaile re-iterated calls for the immediate removal of Mountpottinger PSNI station. Read full article


26 February, 2008

Ó Donnghaile calls for action on drug dealing in Short Strand

Speaking at the East Belfast DPP sub-group meeting last night Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has called for action on increasing concerns over drug dealing in the Short Strand area. Read full article


26 February, 2008

South Belfast MLA welcomes Housing allocation for Village

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has today welcomed the £7 million allocation to help address the chronic housing conditions in the Village area as a good start. Read full article


26 February, 2008

Sinn Féin Árd Fheis

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis will take place in the RDS in Dublin this weekend (Friday 29th and Saturday 1st). 2,000 delegates and visitors are expected to attend the Ard Fheis, the main theme of which is 'Unity-Prosperity-Equality'. The other big issue to be debated is the Lisbon Treaty. Read full article


22 February, 2008

Clear support for transfer of Policing and Justice

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing and Justice Alex Maskey MLA has said that a poll published today showing clear support from all sections of the community for the transfer of powers by May, supports the evidence coming from local people and undermines the myth that community confidence was not present for such a move. Read full article


20 February, 2008

Sinn Fein in Westminster to press transfer on policing and justice powers

Sinn Féin spokesperson on policing and justice issues, Alex Maskey MLA, will travel to Westminster tomorrow, Wednesday 19th February, to brief MPs, representatives of London Embassies and the media on the current situation in the political process, and in particular the issue of Policing and Justice and the transfer of powers to the Assembly. Read full article


19 February, 2008

Gerry Adams wishes Fidel Castro well in his retirement

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today wished Cuban leader Fidel Castro well in his retirement. Mr Adams who has in the past visited Cuba and met with Fidel Castro was speaking after the Cuban Revolutionary leader announced his intention not to seek re-election to the Cuban Presidency. Read full article


17 February, 2008

Maskey appalled at news of rape of 14-year-old girl in South Belfast

Alex Maskey MLA has condemned last night's rape of a 14 year old girl in South Belfast. Read full article


14 February, 2008

Adams calls for support for Irish language march

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams MP MLA has urged 'all of those who support the growth of the Irish language and diversity to mobilise on Saturday for the 'Ta; say yes tot he Irish language' rally. Read full article


11 February, 2008

Public mood for transfer of powers on Policing and Justice

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, Alex Maskey MLA has said that there is growing public demand for local politicians to take greater responsibility for policing and justice issues through the transfer of powers on Policing and Justice to address key issues such as sentencing and community safety. Read full article


7 February, 2008

Demand your Irish language Rights on 16 February - de Brún MEP

Speaking from the Assembly today, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has said that it is important that thousands of people attend the celebratory event for Irish in Belfast on the 16th February. Read full article


7 February, 2008

Policing Board duty bound to examine what went wrong with Omagh Investigations

Sinn Féin Policing Board member, Alex Maskey MLA speaking ahead of the monthly meeting has said that the challenge is for the Policing Board to carry out its legal duty and examine what went wrong with the Omagh Investigations and the conduct of the police including serving PSNI officers. Read full article


6 February, 2008

PSNI 'dissident' warning

Sinn Féin Policing Board member, Alex Maskey MLA commenting on the PSNI dissident warning in the media has said that these groups have no support and called upon them to end their activities. Read full article


6 February, 2008

EQuality In2 Action - EQIA campaign

Alex Maskey, South Belfast, MLA, welcomes the Sinn Fein "EQuality In2 Action" campaign, launched today by Gerry Adams. Read full article


5 February, 2008

British securocrats have long history bugging MPs

Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has said that the British government and its agencies have a long track record of breaking the law when it comes to 'bugging' the conversations of MPs in Ireland. Read full article


5 February, 2008

Coscann ball d'Aontas na hEorpa Shinn Féin, úsáid na Gaeilge san AE

Mar fhreagra ar ráiteas ó Jim Nicholson FPE mar gheall ar úsáid na Gaeilge i bParlaimint na hEorpa, dúirt FPE Shinn Féin, Bairbre de Brún. Read full article


5 February, 2008

Lack of compassion from British Home Office shocking-Maskey MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed shock at the lack of compassion shown by the British Home Office over the case of the East Belfast family Comfort Adefowoju and her family who face deportation. Read full article


1 February, 2008

"Standing up for the Irish language" - Gerry Adams MP MLA

Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams MP MLA, writing in Lá Nua today outlines Sinn Fein's priorities for the Irish language, our record on the langauge and our vision for the future; Read full article


1 February, 2008

"Ag seasamh an fhóid ar son ár dteanga" le Gerry Adams MP MLA

Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams MP MLA, writing in Lá Nua today outlines Sinn Fein's priorities for the Irish language, our record on the language and our vision for the future. Read full article