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News Archives for May, 2010

31 May, 2010

Sinn Féin highlight need for Newtownards Road pedestrian crossing

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that Sinn Féin have contacted Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy MP to request that Roads Service officials undertake a site visit to assess the possibility of installing a pedestrian crossing at the bottom of the Newtownards Road. Read full article


31 May, 2010

Ó Donnghaile welcomes Mountpottinger Barracks demolition date

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed confirmation from the PSNI that they expect the demolition of Mountpottinger PSNI Barracks to take place in August/September of this year. Read full article


31 May, 2010

Maskey questions Minister for Justice on Kevin Kennedy issue

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has raised the issue of Kevin Kennedy with the new Justice Minister David Ford. Read full article


31 May, 2010

Sinn Féin highlight drugs issue in Markets area

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey last week joined Sinn Féin activists in distributing a letter in the Markets area highlighting the drugs issue in the area. Read full article


27 May, 2010

Ó Donnghaile expresses disappointment at library closure

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed his disappointment at today's announcement by Libraries NI that they are to close Ballymacarrett library. Read full article


27 May, 2010

Maskey expresses support for Ó Snodaigh en route to Gaza

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has expressed his support for his Sinn Féin colleague Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD who is currently en route to join the Freedom Flotilla bringing much needed humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people of Gaza. Aengus left Cyprus by boat on Tuesday and is attempting to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza. Read full article


27 May, 2010

Maskey raises Kennedy case at Policing Board

South Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey last week raised the case of Kevin Kennedy at a meeting in the Policing Board. Mr Kennedy was forced to resign from a position in the Board in 2004 after the PSNI refused him security clearance on the basis that his brother was a member of Sinn Féin. Read full article


27 May, 2010

Spring 2010 constituency newspaper Media file available

South and East Belfast Sinn Féin's constituency newspaper, delivered to 15,000 homes throughout South and East Belfast keeps you up to date with news and view throughout the area as well as presenting a Republican analysis on the issues that affect you! Download the Spring 2010 edition here. Read full article


26 May, 2010

Extra Funding for pre-schools welcomed

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the extra funding made available by the Education Minister, Caitriona Ruane, to help boost the provision of pre-school places for the forthcoming year. Read full article


26 May, 2010

"Cuts will undoubtedly impact on our ability to manage our already overstretched budgets" - Maskey

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey responding on the announced £128million cuts to the Assembly Budget has said: 


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26 May, 2010

McGuinness Proposes Ministerial Paycut

Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness today called on all Ministers in the Executive and those civil servants on the highest paid grades to take a 5% pay cut in the wake of yesterdays statement detailing planned Tory cuts. Read full article


24 May, 2010

Civic and Political leaderships must harness Belfast's potential

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey, speaking after last week attending a breakfast morning with US Economic Envoy Declan Kelly, hosted by Belfast Mayor Naomi Long, has said that Belfast has many assets which can be better utilised if the civic and political leaderships in the city can work together in a joined-up fashion. Read full article


24 May, 2010

"Phasing out of PSNI Reserve on course for March 2011" Maskey

Sinn Féin Policing Board Member, Alex Maskey commenting on last week's statement by PSNI Chief Constable, Matt Baggot has said, Read full article


24 May, 2010

EU must ensure adequate climate finance for developing countries

Bairbre de Brún MEP has called on the EU to ensure adequate climate finance for developing countries following a report that the 'early start' funding in the Copenhagen Accord could fall short of what was promised at that time. Ms de Brún has said that any failure to provide adequate 'early start' funding will not only increase the risk for developing countries in their effort to deal with climate change but will send damaging signals about the EUs commitment in advance of the UN talks in Bonn and in Cancún. Read full article


18 May, 2010

Maskey welcomes advance towards all-Ireland energy prices

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed proposals by Energy Regulators North and South to harmonise energy prices through the introduction of an all-Ireland retail energy market. Read full article


18 May, 2010

Maskey welcomes Commitment from Foster to meet any New Owners of First Trust

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA has welcomed a commitment from the DETI Minister Arlene Foster to meet any new owners of First Trust bank to discuss existing staffs job security and continued investment by the bank. The Minister was responding to a question in the Assembly asked by Mr O'Dowd on the subject. Read full article


18 May, 2010

Ó Donnghaile welcomes introduction of free ICT classes

East Belfast Sinn Féin representative Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the announcement from the Employment and Learning Minister, Sir Reg Empey of the introduction of free ICT classes for anyone wishing to improve their computer skills. Read full article


18 May, 2010

Home repossessions down but problems still exist - Parker

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has welcomed the news that home repossessions in the North have fallen by a quarter since this time last year. He also said the new incoming Housing Minister Alex Attwood needs to show leadership in tackling the housing crisis here. Read full article