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News Archives for April, 2010

26 April, 2010

Maskey comments on publication of draft Parades legislation

Commenting on the publication of the draft legislation on parading which has gone out to consultation, South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said, Read full article


26 April, 2010

Maskey welcomes extension of free school meal scheme

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the recent decision by the Minister of Education to extend the free school meals scheme, making many more children eligible for a free nutritional meal during school hours. Read full article


20 April, 2010

Sinn Féin take initiative on nationalist representation

Sinn Féin South Belfast candidate Alex Maskey today withdrew his nomination for the forthcoming Westminster election. The Sinn Féin decision to maximise nationalist representation comes after a unionist unity candidate was put forward in Fermanagh and South Tyrone and the SDLP rebuffed earlier discussions on an electoral pact. This Sinn Féin initiative is aimed at protecting the two nationalist seats under threat from unionism Read full article


18 April, 2010

Maskey requests Village regeneration update from Minister

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has written to Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie asking what consultation her Department has had with other Departments and bodies in relation to youth provision, community facilities, and physical and community infrastructure regarding the regeneration of the Vilage area in South Belfast. Read full article


16 April, 2010

Ó Donnghaile blasts PSNI heavy handed tactics in Short Strand

Sinn Féin east Belfast candidate Niall Ó Donnghaile has blasted PSNI actions in the Short Strand this afternoon. Mr Ó Donnghaile was commenting after two young residents car was stopped and the occupants removed and handcuffed on the ground with weapons pointed at them. Read full article


16 April, 2010

Maskey Welcomes Phase III of Lwr. Ormeau Housing Development

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking about a recent meeting with Clanmil Housing Association, has welcomed confirmation that Phase III of the Lavinia Square development in the Lower Ormeau area is sue to begin this month. Read full article


16 April, 2010

Maskey hands in nomination papers

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after this morning handing in his nomination papers to the Electoral Office, has said that the forthcoming election presents nationalists with the opportunity of building on the success of the June European elections when, historically, Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party in the North. Read full article


15 April, 2010

Sinn Féin Election Campaign Launch

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams this morning launched the party's election campaign for the Westminster election on May 6th. Speaking in the Waterfront Hall Mr. Adams said: Read full article


12 April, 2010

Orange Order cultural mask slips again

Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey today described the intervention by the Orange Order into the election campaign in South Belfast, as' the latest example of the cultural mask slipping'. Read full article


12 April, 2010

Maskey expresses sympathies to Polish community following air tragedy

Alex Maskey signs the Book of Condolence today at the Assembly.

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after today signing a the Book of Condolence, has expressed condolences to the Polish community following the air tragedy in Russia in which 96 people lost their lives including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Read full article


12 April, 2010

Maskey welcomes transfer of powers

Speaking in after powers on policing and justice were transferred away from London and into the hands of locally elected politicians, South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey said, Read full article


9 April, 2010

Secure right to vote in Westminster election poll - Ó Donnghaile

East Belfast Sinn Féin election candidate Niall Ó Donnghaile is urging all eligible voters to secure their right to vote. Read full article


8 April, 2010

Sinn Féin to hold ten Public Meetings during election campaign

Sinn Féin are to hold ten public meetings in constituencies across the North over the next two weeks. The meetings which were announced at a press event in Belfast this morning by South Belfast Assembly member Alex Maskey will see Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and other senior party leaders present Sinn Féin's vision for the future and allow the general public to engage with the party. Read full article


7 April, 2010

Maskey welcomes election campaign announcement

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed yesterday's announcement by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the General election will take place on May 6th. Read full article