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News Archives for June, 2011

17 June, 2011

Maskey launches NICRAS Refugee Week

Sinn Féins South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey yesterday launched a series of events organised by the Council for Refugees and Asylum Seekers to mark Refugee week. Read full article


15 June, 2011

Know Your Rights About Debt Collectors

Laganbank Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey has said that consumers need to know their rights in relation to debt collectors and welcomes the campaign by the Citizens Advice Bureau to inform people of those rights. Read full article


15 June, 2011

de Brún raises VRT in the European Parliament

Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún today welcomed the EU challenge to the Irish government on its handling of the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) issue Read full article


15 June, 2011

Plotting a way out of economic crisis - Council must take urgent actions and strategies - Ó Muilleoir

Ahead of today's (Wednesday) inaugural meeting of the new Development Committee of Belfast City Council which will discuss its £20m plan of action for the coming year, Balmoral Sinn Féin councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said it was urgent that City Hall adopt strategies and actions which will impact on "this crippling recession". Read full article


14 June, 2011

Release Credit Union potential to ease economic pressure

Alex Maskey MLA has supported calls by Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson, Conor Murphy for the potential of the Credit Union Movement to be released to assist in economic recovery Read full article


14 June, 2011

Air Passenger Duty needs to be harmonised across island - Ó Muilleoir

Sinn Féins Balmoral councillor Mairtín Ó Muilleoir has called for the harmonisation of Air Passenger Duty across the island of Ireland. Read full article


14 June, 2011

Much more needs to be done to tackle suicide - Ó Donnghaile

Belfast Mayor and Pottinger Sinn Féin councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has expressed deep concern that the number of suicides last year in the North is the highest on record. Read full article


14 June, 2011

Minister must provide update on Planning Policy Statements - Maskey

Sinn Féins South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has supported calls for an update from the new Environment Minister regarding outstanding Planning Policy Statements and an indication of when the review of PPS 21 will begin. Read full article


9 June, 2011

Maskey welcomes new preservation order penalties

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the increase in the maximum fine for demolishing listed buildings or felling trees under a preservation order to £100,000. Read full article


8 June, 2011

Carers are the 'hidden health service' - Hargey

Laganbank Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey speaking during Carers Week has acknowledged the role of Carers in providing 'the hidden health service' and has called for more support to the sector. Read full article


7 June, 2011

de Brún - "Early and close co-operation needed on food scares"

Speaking today from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, regarding the ongoing debate on the E.coli outbreak in Germany, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún said: Read full article


7 June, 2011

de Brun concerned at LFA developments

Speaking today from Strasbourg, Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun expressed her concern about the ongoing review by the European Commission into the designation of Less Favoured Areas (LFAs). Read full article


6 June, 2011

Uniting Ireland Conferences

Sinn Féin will be holding two conferences this month on the theme of "Uniting Ireland". The conferences are titled: 'Towards a New Republic - I dtreo an Poblacht Nua' Read full article


6 June, 2011

Lower Corporation Tax must not be viewed in isolation

South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has said that any potential reduction to the level of Corporation Tax must not be done in isolation but must be considered as part of a wider economic regeneration programme. Read full article


3 June, 2011

SF comment after Policing Board meeting

Speaking following the new Policing Board held its first meeting , Sinn Féins Laganbank councillor Deirdre Hargey said: Read full article


2 June, 2011

de Brun: Urgent Commission action needed on E. coli outbreak

Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun has called for urgent action by the European Commission following the recent deadly outbreak of E. coli food poisoning in Germany, which has resulted in over a dozen deaths to date. Read full article