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News Archives for October, 2009

30 October, 2009

October 2009 Ravenhill area newsletter Media file available

Focusing on local issues this newsletter was delivered in the Ravenhill area in October 2009. Read full article


28 October, 2009

Maskey comments on Holyland Stakeholders meeting

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after today's reconvened Holyland stakeholders meeting, has welcomed the work done by the Employment and Learning Minister in trying to tackle the problems in the Holyland area but added that if the root causes are to be tackled then a cross-departmental approach is required to ensure that Assembly Ministers are not abdicating their responsibilities on this issue. Read full article


24 October, 2009

Ó Donnghaile welcomes East Belfast illegal firework seizure

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed yesterday's seizure of illegal fireworks in East Belfast. Read full article


23 October, 2009

East Belfast racist graffiti 'reprehensible'

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó'Donnghaile has hit out at those responsible for painting racist graffiti, including Nazi symbols, on the home of a Zimbabwean man in East Belfast earlier this week. Read full article


19 October, 2009

Parker welcomes City Council's 2020 cycle strategy endorsement

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has welcomed last week's endorsement of the Belfast Cycle City 2020 campaign by the City Council's Development Committee. Read full article


15 October, 2009

Academic selection meeting a publicity stunt

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has dismissed yesterday's meeting of several of the political parties on academic selection as a publicity stunt by some of the parties involved and as an attempt at levering some amount of credibility on their failed positions in terms of academic selection Read full article


15 October, 2009

Rights must be protected in 'alternatives to prosecution'- Parker

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative and Vice-Charirperson of the South Belfast DPP Vincent Parker has said that he believes human rights must not be undermined through the application of any alternative to the prosecution programme. Read full article


15 October, 2009

Maskey comments on Sinn Féin Officer Board Policing and Justice Decision

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after the Sinn Féin Officer Board, this week, agreed to accept the recommendation by the Party's Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness that the Party accept the financial package put forward by the British Government to allow the transfer of Policing and Justice Powers said, Read full article


12 October, 2009

Parker urges support for 2020 cycle strategy after Friends of the Earth meeting

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker, speaking after last week meeting with representatives of Friends of the Earth, has said that proposals outlined as part of the Belfast Cycle City 2020 campaign, which will, this week, be put before Belfast City Council's Development Committee, could help ease traffic congestion in parts of South Belfast including the Lisburn Road and Malone Road commuter corridors. Read full article


12 October, 2009

Maskey to meet DRD Minister to raise Lower Ormeau flooding concerns

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey will tomorrow afternoon meet with Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP to raise concerns about the recent flooding in the Lower Ormeau area and to seek answers as to why this has happened again. Read full article


10 October, 2009

Sinn Féin joins community in calling for Social Housing on Barracks site

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative NIall Ó Donnghaile, yesterday afternoon, joined with representatives of various community groups in the Short Strand area to submit a letter to Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie at her Department's Headquarters in the Gasworks area. The letter called upon the Minister to acquire the land vacated by Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks, and to use it to develop social, family homes. Those present also requested a meeting with the Minister to discuss the issue. Read full article


10 October, 2009

LOWER ORMEAU DRUGS ARRESTS WELCOMED

South Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed recent drugs related arrests on the Lower Ormeau Road and has praised the pro-active approach being taken by the PSNI in tackling the problem in the area. Read full article


9 October, 2009

Maskey calls for full investigation into south Belfast flooding

Sinn Féin MLA for south Belfast Alex Maskey has called for a full investigation into today's flooding on the lower Ormeau Road. Read full article


7 October, 2009

Ó Donnghaile to seek meeting with Odyssey Trust

Sinn Féin Representative for east Belfast Niall Ó Donnghaile has given a 'cautious welcome' to plans by the Odyssey Trust to develop a £100 million project close to the Odyssey arena in Belfast. Read full article


5 October, 2009

Maskey to meet PSNI and Queens Students Union to discuss Holyland problems

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey will next week meet with senior officers from the PSNI in South Belfast to discuss the need for the PSNI to develop a strategy which adequately deals with the ongoing problems caused by anti-social behaviour in the Holyland area. He will also, in the same week, meet with representative of Queen's University's Students Union to discuss the ongoing problems in the Holyland area. Read full article


4 October, 2009

Maskey welcomes Ulidia traffic-calming site visit

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed confirmation that Roads Service officials are to hold a site visit with both himself and residents from the Upper Ormeau area to discuss traffic management in the streets running between the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads. Read full article


1 October, 2009

Social Tariffs need to be introduced by Energy companies to help vulnerable

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has called on energy companies to provide affordable tariffs for people vulnerable to fuel poverty. Read full article