Blog Archives

Sinn Féin Announce Three Candidates For The South Down Assembly Election

The South Down branch of Sinn Féin have selected three candidates to represent the party for the Assembly elections in May 2016. Making an appearance at the hustings at an event in the Thierafurth Inn in Kilcoo last Wednesday Sitting MLA’s, Chris Hazzard and Caitríona Ruane will be joined on…

Read more →

Ruane Welcomes First Meeting Of Supply Chain Forum

South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane (Sinn Féin ) has expressed her support for a new measure aimed at boosting the Agri Food industry. Ms Ruane said: “The Supply Chain Forum is designed to maximise the potential of the Agri Food industry by ensuring fair trading conditions between farmers, producers and…

Read more →

Ruane Warns Of Dangers Of Quarry Swimming

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has asked parents to remind their children of the hidden dangers of swimming in quarries. Ms Ruane said: “With the start of the summer holidays it can be tempting for young people in particular to go swimming in quarries especially if the weather is hot….

Read more →

Safety Measures For Hilltown Says Ruane

Sinn Fein South Down MLA’s Catriona Ruane and Westminster candidate Chris Hazzard have welcomed a decision by Roads Service to implement the much-needed traffic calming measures in Hilltown they have been calling for. Ms Ruane said: “We have been lobbying Roads Service over a period of months, following extensive consultation…

Read more →

Ruane Tells Wilson to Cough Up On Narrow Water Bridge

Caitriona Ruane, Sinn Féin South Down MLA, has called on Finance Minister Sammy Wilson to use some of the extra £58m announced for capital projects to begin construction of the Narrow Water Bridge immediately. Ms. Ruane said: “The Narrow Water Bridge project can be ‘Spade Ready’ within weeks to begin construction…

Read more →

Ruane Praises Midnight Gaels in Tackling Drugs Menace

SINN Fein MLA Caitriona Ruane has praised the organisers of Midnight Gaels as having the foresight to merge sport, fun and social education in an effort to tackle the drug menace. Speaking after attending a session of Midnight Gaels Ms. Ruane said: “I think that the community owes Noeleen McPolin and…

Read more →

Ruane Concerned at Kilkeel Decline

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has met with the Kilkeel Development Association to discuss the economic and physical future of Kilkeel. Ms. Ruane said: “I held a constructive meeting with the Association on the work it carries out on behalf of the entire community in Kilkeel. “Provincial towns have been hit…

Read more →

Ruane Welcomes Funding for Renewable Heat Scheme

SINN Féin South Down MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Arlene Foster of the implementation of a long-awaited financial incentive scheme for renewable heat installations. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has a budget of around £25million up to 2015 and will provide long term financial support…

Read more →

Ruane To Open Assembly Debate On Kilkeel Secondary Schooling

CAITRÍONA Ruane, South Down Sinn Féin MLA and a former NI Education Minister, has welcomed the opportunity to debate the amalgamation of St Columban’s and St Louis schools in Kilkeel in the Assembly. Ms. Ruane said: “I have tabled an Adjournment debate in the Assembly for Tuesday 9 October to discuss the…

Read more →

Ruane Calls for Support for Paediatric Cardiac Care Consultation

AS the campaign for the Chldren’s Heartbeat Trust consultation gatheres momentum, Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on people to participate in the consultation on the future of paediatric cardiac care services at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Ms Ruane said: “The future of paediatric cardiac surgery is a very serious…

Read more →

Ruane Backs Silver Saver Campaign

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has pledged his support for Age Sector Platform’s latest campaign, which calls on food retailers to introduce a pensioner ‘Discount Day’ to help older shoppers cope with the rising cost of living and enable them to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. The ‘Silver Saver…

Read more →

Ruane Signs Rugby Ball to Help Environment

SINN Féin South Down MLA Caitriona Ruane has endorsed the campaign calling for targets on climate change to be set by signing a rugby ball. Ms. Ruane said: “There is little doubt that our climate is changing and causing severe problems in areas such as farming and fishing as we…

Read more →