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

News Archives for October, 2008

28 October, 2008


South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the news that a Drainage Improvements Scheme, designed to provide a modern and efficient sewerage system that should prevent any further flooding of properties in the area from Annadale Embankment to further up the Ormeau Rd, is scheduled to commence at the start of November; with all work finished by July 2009. Read full article

28 October, 2008

Minister must explain reduction in beds at Musgrave Park Hospital

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has expressed concern at the revelations that the equivalent of one orthopaedic ward at South Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital is to be closed at a time when around 4,000 people are waiting for orthopaedic treatment. Read full article

28 October, 2008

Maskey hits out after South Belfast burglary

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has hit out at those responsible for attacking an 82 year-old woman during a burglary in the Annadale area last night. Read full article

25 October, 2008

DUP challenged over Policing and Justice powers

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA and spokesperson on policing, Alex Maskey, has said that the irony of the DUP blocking the transfer of policing and justice powers at a time when ordinary people were demanding action on a range of community safety issues was not lost on people in South Belfast. Read full article

22 October, 2008

Ashton must 'bury' Mandelson's failed WTO policies

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has called on new EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton not to follow the disastrous policies of her predecessor Peter Mandelson. Read full article

22 October, 2008

Léiríonn Mac Adhaimh tácaíocht do nuachtáin laethúil Ghaelach

Dúirt Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP MLA: Tá nuachtán laethúil Gaeilge de dhíth. Ar ndóigh caithfidh sé a bheith inbhuanaithe. Read full article

22 October, 2008

Parker welcomes reopening of Finaghy Bridge

Sinn Féin Balmoral Representative,Vincent Parker, has welcomed the announcement by Roads Minister Conor Murphy that Finaghy Bridge will fully reopen to traffic on Saturday 25th October, 8am. Read full article

21 October, 2008

Murphy announcement on Free Residents Parking Scheme welcomed

Today's announcement by Sinn Féin Minister for Transport, Conor Murphy MP declaring that he intends introducing free residents parking schemes in five areas of Belfast has been welcomed by local Sinn Fein representatives Fra McCann MLA and Alex Maskey MLA. Read full article

21 October, 2008

PSNI must do more to tackle underage drinking

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative and Independent South Belfast District Policing Partnership member, Vincent Parker, has said that the PSNI must use the current powers at their disposal more widely and robustly to deal with the issue of underage drinking rather than relying on proposed legislation which would allow them to use children to 'test purchase' alcohol. Read full article

21 October, 2008

Ó Donnghaile on Sinn Féin delegation meeting Campbell on Acht na Gaeilge

A Sinn Fein delegation, including Party President Gerry Adams MP MLA, and Francie Brolly MLA, Niall O Donnghaile and Rosaleen McCorley today met with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Gregory Campbell to discuss future planning and development of the Irish language, including the introduction of an Acht na Gaeilge to protect and promote the rights of Irish speakers. Read full article

21 October, 2008

Buaileann Shinn Féin le Aire Chultúir na Sé Chontae máidir le Acht na Gaeilge

Bhual toscaireacht de cuid Shinn Féin, ina raibh Uachtaráin an Pháirtí, Gearóid Mac Adhaimh, Francie Brolly, Niall Ó Donnghaile agus Rosaleen McCorley ina measc, leis an Aire Chultúir Gregory Campbell inniu le phlé a dhéanamh ar pleanáil agus forbairt an Ghaeilge, chomh maith le cuir i bhfeidhm Acht Gaeilge fiúntach bunaithe air cearta. Read full article

17 October, 2008

Brian Lenihan remarks on cross border shopping affecting his budget short sighted

Sinn Féin south Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has called on the Minister of Finance, Brian Lenihan, to examine ways of enhancing and all Ireland focused economy instead of making off the cuff remarks around shopping in the north affecting the Irish budget. Read full article

17 October, 2008

Groundbreaking initiative in East Belfast

Niall Ó Donnghaile with SF President Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has praised all those who took part in this week's multi statutory conference aimed at tackling anti-social activity on the East Belfast interface. Read full article

13 October, 2008

Ó Donnghaile supports protesting neighbourhood renewal workers

Sinn Féin representatives with staff from the Short Strand community centre

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile joined workers employed under neighbourhood renewal prtesting at Stormont today at DSD Minister Margaret Ritchie's lack of clarity around the future of their jobs. Read full article

13 October, 2008


Alex joins the protest at Stormont

Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast, Alex Maskey, has slammed Margaret Ritchie's failure to guarantee that Neighbourhood Renewal jobs, currently under review by her will be saved. Read full article

12 October, 2008

Sinn Féin Oirthear/Deisceart Bhéal Feirste - Tácaíonn muid le hAcht na Gaeilge


De Sathairn glach baill Shinn Féin ó ar fud deisceart agus oirthear na cathrach páirt sa mórshiúl ar son Acht na Gaeilge. Read full article

9 October, 2008

Alex Maskey asks if SDLP is trying to introduce political vetting in south Belfast

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that the lack of clarity from Minister for Social Development Margaret Ritchie about the future of the Neighbourhood Renewal Scheme is putting hundreds of jobs at risk. Read full article

6 October, 2008

Ó Donnghaile condemns Short Strand petrol bombing

Niall visiting residents after attacks on Strand Walk

Sinn Féin's East Belfast Representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has condemned those responsible for a petrol bomb attack on a home in the Strand Walk area last night. Read full article

6 October, 2008

Sinn Fein European Election Rally to Take Place

A Sinn Fein election rally will take place on Thursday, October 9, at 7pm in the Europa Hotel. Read full article

1 October, 2008

"South Belfast MP Allister McDonnell votes against environmental improvements in his own constituency" - Maskey

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has expressed his disbelief at South Belfast MP Allister McDonnell voting against a motion in yesterdays Assembly, on environmental improvement schemes in the Markets area. Read full article