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News Archives for March, 2009

30 March, 2009

Lenient sentences send out wrong message about hate crime

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has said that the light sentences recently handed out to two men involved in a sectarian attack in South Belfast in 2006 has caused deep unease within the nationalist community and sends out the wrong message about hate crime in our society. Read full article


30 March, 2009

Lenient sentences send out wrong message about hate crime

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has said that the light sentences recently handed out to two men involved in a sectarian attack in South Belfast in 2006 has caused deep unease within the nationalist community and sends out the wrong message about hate crime in our society. Read full article


29 March, 2009

Maskey hits out at attacks on Polish homes

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that a small minority of mindless thugs cannot be allowed to exploit yesterday's trouble in relation to the Northern Ireland and Poland match to further their narrow racist agenda. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after a number of homes occupied by Polish nationals were attacked. Read full article


29 March, 2009

Maskey welcomes road surface repair work at St John's Avenue

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed an announcement by the Roads Service that they are to carry out repair work on the road surface at St John's Avenue. The announcement was made by the Roads Service after Alex Maskey asked that they address the issue which had been raised with Sinn Féin members during a door to door survey of the area by Sinn Féin. Read full article


11 March, 2009

Maskey meets Minister to discuss Ring-Road proposals

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after yesterday meeting with Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP and a senior member of the Roads Service to discuss the Ring-Road proposal which had previously been suggested for the Cromac Street/Ormeau Avenue area, has said that he is confident that no such development will take place without full consultation with the surrounding communities. Read full article


9 March, 2009

Sinn Féin welcome Education budget

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed last week's Education budget saying that it the way forward for a progressive and adaptable education system. Read full article


8 March, 2009

EAST BELFAST DPP ENDORSES REMOVAL OF MOUNTPOTTINGER BARRACKS

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the decision by the East Belfast District Policing Partnership to endorse the recommendation that Mountpottinger PSNI barracks be removed. Read full article


6 March, 2009

British Forces move a 'backward step' - Maskey

Sinn Féin Policing spokesperson and South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has slammed moves to redeploy British Special Forces in the North of Ireland, describing it as both a 'backward step' and 'deeply worrying to the Nationalist and Republican community'. Read full article


5 March, 2009

Maskey welcomes Primrose Hill salt-box announcement

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the news that the Roads Service is to install salt-boxes in the Primrose Hill area. Alex Maskey had requested that the Roads Service install salt-boxes after representations were made to him by local residents during the recent snowfall last month. Read full article


4 March, 2009

SDLP in disarray over policing transfer

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing issues Alex Maskey has accused the SDLP of being in their usual disarray when it comes to policing legislation. Mr Maskey's comments came after the SDLP leader Mark Durkan seemed incapable of making up his mind on whether he supported the transfer of powers or not. Read full article


2 March, 2009

Gaza - level of destruction unimaginable

Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun speaking from Gaza has said that the level of destruction is unimaginable and that almost the entire economic and social infrastructure of the area has been destroyed. Ms de Brun is in Palestine as part of a European Parliament delegation of MEPs looking at the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Read full article


2 March, 2009

Parker in Lisburn Road cycle lanes call

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has written to Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP to call for provision to be made for cycle lanes on the Lisburn Road. Read full article


2 March, 2009

Maskey calls upon Minister to clarify reasons for failure of Curzon housing discussions

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has called upon the Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie to clarify why discussions aimed at ensuring that housing on the former Curzon cinema site in Ballynafeigh were of mixed tenure have come to nothing. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after last week attending a meeting of the Ulidia Residents Association where it was revealed that discussions about the site had came to nothing. Read full article