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News Archives for January, 2010

31 January, 2010

Maskey congratulates An Droichead

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has congratulated 'An Droichead' cultural centre on the Ormeau Road after they, this weekend, were awarded First Prize in the national Glór na nGael competition, beating off entries from throughout the 32 Counties. Read full article


25 January, 2010

Maskey attacks gulf in child poverty spending

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has slammed the 'massive gulf' in child poverty spending between here and Britain. The South Belfast MLA was speaking as the Assembly committee of the First and Deputy First Minister prepared to hear evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation regarding the levels of child poverty here. Read full article


25 January, 2010

Ó Donnghaile welcomes Phoenix Gas' Ravenhill move

Pottinger Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed confirmation from Phoenix Gas that they are considering extending their supply into Ravenhill Reach. Read full article


25 January, 2010

Tree replacement welcomed but lessons must be learned

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the planting of a number of replacement trees in the Deramore Park area after the original trees were felled by a developer. He has, however, said that lessons must be learned by both developers and Planning officials in relation to this case. Read full article


21 January, 2010

de Brún tells European Parliament: "Keep up the pressure on Climate Change"

Speaking in this week's key debate in the European Parliament Ms de Brún said: Read full article


21 January, 2010

Minister must now act to implement Landlord registration

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed Tuesday's cross-party support which was given to his Assembly motion which called upon the Social Development Minister to introduce mandatory landlord registration. The South Belfast MLA has now said that the onus is on the Minister to move to implement mandatory landlord registration. Read full article


18 January, 2010

Appeal to parents, after weekend disturbances at Finaghy Crossroads

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has appealed to parents to be aware of the whereabouts of their children, in the wake of a second weekend of anti social incidents in the Finaghy Crossroads area. Read full article


18 January, 2010

Assembly motion calls for mandatory landlord registration

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey will tomorrow, Tuesday, 19th January, propose a motion in the Assembly calling upon the Social Development Minister to introduce mandatory landlord registration. Read full article


18 January, 2010

Call for Ravenhill extension of Phoenix Gas supply

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has called upon Phoenix Gas to extend its service to the Ravenhill Reach, Ardenlee and Bakers Court areas. Mr Ó Donnghaile has written to Phoneix Gas to make the request and was acting after being contacted by residents in the area. Read full article


17 January, 2010

Greater Village Community Relations Strategy launch welcomed

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has joined his party colleague Vincent Parker in welcoming the launch of the Greater Village Community Relations Strategy. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after both himself and Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker attended the launch of the strategy on the Donegall Road last Friday. Read full article


14 January, 2010

Largest parliamentary delegation to Gaza

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún will join parliamentarians and other elected representatives from across Europe as part of the largest ever parliamentary delegation to visit Gaza. Gerald Kaufman MP will be leader of the delegation. The organiser of the visit is the European Campaign to end the siege on Gaza (ECESG) which is an umbrella body of thirty NGOs across Europe. The fact-finding visit will take place on Friday 14th and Saturday 16th January. Read full article


13 January, 2010

PSNI must now suspend use of section 44 powers in light of European Court ruling

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative, and Independent South Belfast DPP member, Vincent Parker has welcomed this week's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that police powers to use laws to stop and search people without grounds for suspicion are illegal. Mr Parker, speaking in his capacity as a Sinn Féin representative, has said that the PSNI should now suspend the use of Section 44 powers. Read full article


13 January, 2010

Alex Maskey receives Orange Volunteers death threat

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey was, last night, informed that a death threat has been issued against him by the Orange Volunteers. Read full article