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News Archives for August, 2008

30 August, 2008

Once again, Black Preceptory blatantly ignores determination - Ó Donnghaile

East Belfast Sinn Féin Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has slammed the Black Preceptory parade which passed the Short Strand area on Saturday morning. Read full article


29 August, 2008

Mayor Hartley opens Short Strand Féile

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative and Short Strand Festival Committee member Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed Mayor of Belfast Tom Hartley to the opening of this year's Féile is the Short Strand. Read full article


28 August, 2008

Morrison's departure presents new opportunity for Invest NI

Commenting on the announcement that Invest NI Chief Executive Leslie Morrison is stepping down, Sinn Fein's South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey said that an opportunity for change of policy, remit and direction is now available to the Executive. Read full article


28 August, 2008

Parker encourages the over 60s to claim Winter Fuel Allowance

Sinn Fein Balmoral Representative Vincent Parker has expressed his concern that all those entitled to winter fuel payments are not claiming their allowance. Read full article


28 August, 2008

Mayor Hartley to open Short Strand Festival

Sinn Féin East Belfast Representative and Short Strand Festival Committee member Niall Ó Donnghaile has wished all those taking part in this year's Féile all the best for the weekend. Read full article


26 August, 2008

Anti social activity at interfaces must stop now - Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has condemned those involved in numerous nights' trouble at interfaces in East Belfast. Read full article


24 August, 2008

SDLP putting self-interest ahead of securing transfer of powers

Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey today said that the SDLP MLA Margaret Ritchie was either suffering from 'extreme paranoia or delusions of grandeur' after she attempted to suggest that there was a grand conspiracy underway to stop her party becoming justice minister. Read full article


24 August, 2008

Maskey congratulates Olympic Medalist Paddy Barnes

Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has congratulated Irish boxer Paddy Barnes on achieving a bronze medal for his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Read full article


20 August, 2008

SmartPass Deadline Approaching

Sinn Féin Balmoral Representative Vincent Parker has appealed to anyone eligible for 60+ Smartpass to ensure that they applied for it before the deadline of the 29th August. Read full article


20 August, 2008

Sinn Féin Publish Lisbon Referendum Campaign Spend Media file available

Speaking today from Sinn Féin's Head Office in Dublin National Chairperson and MEP Mary Lou McDonald outlined the party's Lisbon Treaty Referendum Campaign spend. Read full article


20 August, 2008

Gerry Adams address to Hunger Strike Rally

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today addressed the National Hunger Strike Commemoration march in Derry. During the course of his speech Mr Adams addressed the current political situation. Read full article


20 August, 2008

Reg Empey must intervene to ensure Student loans are paid

Sinn Féin East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed concern after discovering that some students graduating from university are having their diplomas withheld because the Student Loan Company has failed to pay their fees. Read full article


20 August, 2008

Paisley needs to recognise paramilitary policing went with the RUC

Sinn Féin Assembly member for South Belfast and Policing Board member Alex Maskey today said that Ian Paisley Juniors remarks concerning the PSNI shooting so called dissident republicans on sight were his latest attempts to become relevant after his dramatic fall from ministerial office. Read full article


20 August, 2008

Maskey welcomes expansion of Sports and Language Programmes for Primary Schools

Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed news that Education Minister Caitriona Ruane is to increase investment to further expand Sports and Language Programmes for primary schools across the north. Read full article


15 August, 2008

British Army recruitment billboard not wanted - Maskey

South Belfast MLA, Cllr Alex Maskey has said that a British Army recruitment billboard should not have been erected on Balfour Avenue in South Belfast and has welcomed its removal. Read full article


13 August, 2008

Policing operation in the Short Strand a 'total disgrace' - Ó Donnghaile

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has blasted a totally disproportionate policing operation in the Short Strand. Read full article


13 August, 2008

Have you got the SF Factor?

The 'SF' Factor will take place this Friday, August 15, in the Felons Club in west Belfast at 7pm. Read full article


12 August, 2008

Alex Maskey calls Rental sign "Racist and Unacceptable."

Sinn Fein's Alex Maskey, MLA, for South Belfast and Policing Board member, has called the posting of a sign on a house in Donegal Road, which indicates that the house is not available to rent to "foreigners", as "Racist" and "Unacceptable Read full article


11 August, 2008

Young Republicans urged to mobilise for National Hunger Strike commemoration

Ógra Shinn Féin National Organiser Barry McColgan has urged young republicans to mobilise for the annual Hunger Strike march, on Sunday 17th August and which is due to be held in Derry for the first time in 27 years. Read full article


8 August, 2008

Gerry Adams launches new 'Text to Join' recruitment drive

GERRY ADAMS this week launched the new 'Text to Join' Sinn Féin initiative outside the party's office on the Falls Road in west Belfast. Adams was accompanied at the launch by north Belfast Councillors Tiarna Cunningham and Conor Maskey, east Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile, and by Lisburn Councillor Charlene O' Hara, the youngest councillor in Ireland. Read full article


8 August, 2008

Unfurling the Flag

Sinn Féin President GERRY ADAMS delivered a keynote speech at the unfurling of the Tricolour in the office of Belfast Mayor Tom Hartley on 5 August. We carry here an edited version of his address. Read full article


7 August, 2008

News of cuts to home help will devastate many of our older people

Commenting on the news that some home help services in the North will be cut from one hour a week to just fifteen minutes a week; south Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that this news will 'devastate' many older people who rely on this essential service. Read full article


5 August, 2008

Ó Donnghaile secures bins for the Lagan Walkway

Having contacted Belfast City Council's Dog Warden department a number of weeks back, East Belfast Sinn Fein Representative has said he is 'delighted' to know that the matter has been referred to the Council's Cleansing Department, who have committed to placing bins along the lagan walkway. Read full article


1 August, 2008

Físeán Nua - Slogadh na nÓg 2008

Tá físeán nua ann, ar an Youtube! Seo é an scannán gearr den Slogadh na nÓg 2008! Read full article


1 August, 2008

Ó Donnghaile hands petition calling for removal of Mountpottinger into Strandtown Station

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative was today joined by Bernie McConnell (Senior Development Worker Short Strand Community Forum) and a number of Short Strand residents, in handing in a petition calling for the immediate dismantling of Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks. Read full article