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

News Archives for March, 2008

31 March, 2008

Agreement on local government represents real progress

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has said that agreement on power-sharing and how councils operate, what services they deliver and how they deliver for rate payers represents real progress. Read full article


31 March, 2008

Bill of Rights will protect the most vulnerable

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the publication of the Forum Report on the Bill of Rights as the next step in the process of delivering a Bill of Rights. Read full article


18 March, 2008

Ó Donnghaile expresses disgust at car hijacking.

Following the hijacking of a car and a 19 month old baby at Central Station, Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his disgust and contempt at those responsible. Read full article


17 March, 2008

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

Speaking during today's annual Short Strand Saint Patricks Day Parade, Sinn Féin East Belfast Representative wished everyone a very enjoyable St Patrick Day. Read full article


16 March, 2008

Ó Donnghaile welcomes Mountforde Road improvement

Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the work carried out by the Housing Executive in scaling down large amounts of shrubbery and bushes from the flower beds on Mountforde Road. Read full article


15 March, 2008

Ó Donnghaile condemns weekend vandalism

Speaking after a number of mail boxes at Pottinger's Quay on the Short Strand were vandalised, Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has condemned the actions of a few mindless thugs not from the area intent on causing damage. Read full article


12 March, 2008

Views unrepresentative of Short Strand

Following on from a report in yesterdays Irish News, East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall O Donghaile, has challenged the authors of "A Rough Guide to Ireland" on their comments about the Short Strand. Read full article


12 March, 2008

Cumann Ghaelach Óglach Chaoimhín Mac Brádaigh

Cuir urlabharaí Shinn Féin Béal Feirste Soir, Niall Ó Donnghaile, fáilte roimh an Chumann Caoimhín Mac Bradaigh; Cumann a bheas a dhéanamh a chuid gnó uilig trí mhéan na gaeilge. Read full article


10 March, 2008

Milltown Martyr - John Murray

Jude White, Alex Maskey, MLA, Mrs and Mr Murray, Niall and Mairead Farrell

Milltown Martyr, John Murray, from the lower ormeau road, was honoured, as part of the Gibraltar/Milltown anniversary this week. A candlelit vigil was held for John Murray on Friday 7th March, who was murdered by Michael Stone, assisted by British Intelligence, in Milltown cemetery, 20 years ago, this week Read full article


9 March, 2008

Queens University Students discussion honouring Mairead Farrell

Barry McElduff, MLA, Seamus Finucane, Jennifer McCann, MLA, Eunan Carlin, QUB

Queens University Students held a Discussion about the life and death of Mairead Farrell, a student of the university, when she was murdered by the SAS, in Gibraltar, 20 years ago this week. Read full article


9 March, 2008

Queens University Students pay tribute to former QUB student Mairead Farrell

QUB Mairead Farrell vigil

Queens University Students held a Black flag vigil to honour Mairead Farrell, a former student of Queens University, who was murdered by the SAS in Gibraltar, 20 years ago this week. Mairead Farrell was a first year student in March 1988, when she was killed alongside Dan McCann and Sean Savage, by British Intelligence and members of the SAS Read full article


4 March, 2008

Concern that Ritchie Housing plan will lead to 'privatisation' of social housing

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative, Niall Ó Donnghaile, has challenged the Social Development minister Margaret Ritchie to spell out her position on the house sales scheme Read full article


4 March, 2008

Policing Plan has Sinn Féin 'fingerprints' all over it

Sinn Féin Policing Spokesperson and Policing Board member Alex Maskey has said that the first Policing Plan agreed between the Board and the PSNI with Sinn Fein input includes a number of important developments and additions as a direct result of Sinn Féin's engagement. Read full article


3 March, 2008

Series of events launched to mark 20th Anniversary of Gibraltar / Milltown Martyrs

Sinn Féin have organised a number of events to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Gibraltar / Milltown Martyrs. Read full article


1 March, 2008

Gerry Adams Presidential Address Ard Fheis 2008

Fáilte mór romhaibh uilig chuig an Ard Fheis Sinn Féin. Read full article


1 March, 2008

Alex Maskey speaking in support of Motion 182

Just over a year ago we gathered for a Special Ard Fheis to map out the next steps we would take in our journey towards the creation of an accountable policing service in the North Read full article