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Sinn Féin meet with GAA’s Ulster Council Over Casement Park

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill led a party delegation, including Sinead Ennis MLA and Paul Maskey MP to meet with the GAA’s Ulster Council today. Michelle O’Neill said: “Today’s engagement with the GAA’s Ulster Council was extremely positive and encouraging. “We discussed the issue of Casement Park. I assured the…

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 Ruane Opposes Road Event Costs And Restrictions

Sinn Féin Council Group Leader Mickey Ruane has warned that new changes in legislation  have the potential of impeding the capabilities of charity and community groups to organise events and added that the Council must act to ensure this does not happen. Councillor Ruane said:  “In February a paper was…

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Rogan Calls For More 4 Bed Social Housing In Downpatrick

Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan will meet with Clanmill Housing Association to discuss housing issues in the Downpatrick and wider areas. The South Down MLA said: “Recently my office has been dealing with a particular demand for four-bedroom social housing in Downpatrick. “There is an obvious lack of four-bedroom social housing…

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Howell Hopes Irish Language Bursary Scheme Is Approved By Council

Recently co-opted Slieve Croob Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Howell has spoken about her excitement at the prospect of a new Scéim Sparántachtaí na Gaeilge/ Irish Language bursary scheme which has been proposed by the Irish Language Strategy Implementation Working Group, and has passed the first, committee stage of Strategy, Policy and Resources.  Cllr Howell…

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Rice Concerned About Rural Road Potholes

Sinn Féin Councillor John Rice has urged the Department for Infrastructure to repair potholes and road edging on rural Roads. Speaking after viewing a particularly deep and dangerous pothole on the Cauley’s Pipe Road at Ballywillwill, the Slieve Croob representative said: “The issues of potholes has been raised with me…

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UUP Attack Sinn Féin Over Castlewellan Wreath Laying

 Ulster Unionists have made a rigorous attack on Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin president elect, following her visit to Castlewellan recently to attend the opening of the new Sinn Féin office. Prior to this opening event she spent over an hour talking to local businesses and people on the street,…

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Mary Lou McDonald Opens Castlewellan SF Office

Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin president elect, officially cut the ribbon recently to open the new Sinn Fein office in Mary Street in Castlewellan. After talking to local people and shopkeepers on a ninety minute walkout Castlewellan town centre, Mary Lou McDonald returned to the office to do the…

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Conor Murphy MLA Encourages China Links

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that there is a great potential for the Newry Mourne  Down Council area to develop, trade, investment, cultural and education links with China. The MLA has been involved with exploring the potential of developing a “City Connection” with a City in…

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May Phones Sinn Féin and DUP Leaders Over Talks

UK PM Theresa May communicated with the two main parties  in Northern Ireland recently in the face of a collapsed Stormont. The Prime Minister’s calls were with the leadership of the DUP and Sinn Fein parties on the political situation in Northern Ireland. A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister…

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Time Running Out For Deal Warns Hazzard

“Time is running out for the DUP and British Government to recognise that rights and the implementation of previous agreements will be key to any deal in the Stormont talks,” said  Sinn Féin South Down MP Chris Hazzard. Mr Hazzard was commenting after British Secretary of State James Brokenshire told Westminster that…

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Universal Credit Should Be Halted Says Hazzard

Sinn Féin’s South Down MP Chris Hazzard has called for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be halted due to the failure of the Department of Communities to provide clarity on the protections for the most vulnerable.   The South Down MP said: “Sinn Féin has always rigorously opposed the welfare…

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Hazzard To Attend Special Brexit Sitting Of Dáil Éireann

Sinn Féin South Down MP Chris Hazzard has been invited to participate in a special meeting of Dáil Éireann in Dublin to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations with the European Parliament Brexit Coordinator, Mr Guy Verhofstadt MEP. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s event, the local South Down MP said it was…

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DUP Attacks Sinn Féin’s Dundrum Bonfire Claims

DUP representatives visited the site of the 11th July bonfire in Dundrum following allegations made in the media by Sinn Fein’s Willie Clarke. Councillor Glyn Hanna said:  “Our visit to the De Courcy Way area of Dundrum painted a very different picture to that which Willie Clarke outlined in the…

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Sinn Féin Announces Downpatrick Brexit Event

Speaking in advance of an event involving the Sinn Féin national leadership, who will be in the St Patrick’s Centre on the 30th of May to discuss the implications of Brexit and Tory cuts, Chris Hazzard MLA said: “On the 30th of May I will host an event in the St…

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Clarke Comments On Newcastle Cattle Trailer RTA

Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has said it was a miracle that there was no loss of life of passers by or road users following the overturning of a cattle trailer at the Central promenade’s Rock area in Newcastle on Saturday morning on 8 April. Cllr Clarke, speaking after…

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