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Haass requires implementation not Working Group – McGuinness

  Speaking today after the meeting of party leaders in Stormont to discuss the Haass proposals, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “Today’s meeting was not about analysing the 344 elements of the Haass proposals. What we need to know is where unionist political leaders are on the entire package. This is a real test […]

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Sinn Féin to meet David Gauke on HMRC Jobs

          Sinn Féin MPs Conor Murphy and Michelle Gildernew along with their SDLP colleagues Margaret Ritchie and Mark Durkan will meet British Treasury Secretary David Gauke on Wednesday 15th January regarding proposed cuts to HMRC offices across the North. Mr Murphy said, “Since this proposal was first raised with staff in […]

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South Armagh Sinn Féin Women’s Walk

  A group of 40 Sinn Féin activists undertook a fundraising walk on Sunday 29th December around Camlough Forest Drive.  Participants on the walk were raising money in order to commemorate Cumann na mBán which has its centenary this April. Assembly member Megan Fearon, who participated in the initiative made the following comments; “South Armagh […]

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Crossmaglen Community Centre Redevelopment

  Work is scheduled to begin on the redevelopment of Crossmaglen Community Centre early next week. The project, which will involve a complete redesign of the building and the addition of an upper floor, will necessitate the closure of the building and the relocation of groups and services currently located in the Community Centre. Alerting […]

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New Sinn Féin Team at Newry & Mourne District Council

New Sinn Féin Team at Newry & Mourne District Council Sinn Féin has started 2014 by announcing major changes to its representatives on Newry & Mourne District Council. As of Tuesday 7th January Sinn Féin’s thirteen council positions will be filled by current councillors Charlie Casey, Valerie Harte, Terry Hearty, Anthony Flynn, Mickey Ruane, Sean […]

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Newry on Ice

Responding to reports that the promoters of Newry on Ice have failed to pay staff wages Sinn Féin group leader Councillor Charlie Casey said, “I have heard reports from a number of sources that the people employed for the past four weeks by Newry on Ice have not been paid wages owed to them. “This […]

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Preventing Suicide in the Community – Mary Doyle

  Armagh Sinn Féin Councillor Mary Doyle has called for greater provision and accessibility of suicide preventative measures after attending a ‘Preventing Suicide in the Community’ seminar at Ballymacnab Hall. The event which was hosted by the Ballymacnab Community Development Association and facilitated by Philip McTaggart from PIPS was attended by local members of the […]

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23rd anniversary of the murder of Volunteer Fergal Caraher

    Óglach Fergal Caraher was commemorated at the annual wreath laying ceremony in his honour which was held in Cullyhanna on Monday 30th December 2013, the 23rd anniversary of his death.   The brief commemorative ceremony was organised by members of the Michael McVerry Sinn Féin Cumann, Cullyhanna and was chaired by upcoming election […]

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The Time is Now for Sexual Orientation Strategy – Fearon

    Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the passing of an Assembly motion to produce a sexual orientation strategy.   Ms. Fearon stated,   “The opportunity to debate this motion allowed us to highlight the inequalities and injustices that are faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.   “It is important […]

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New Play Facility for Middletown

  Sinn Féin councillors Mary Doyle and Darren McNally we on hand to officially open the new play facility in Middletown on Monday 16th December. Councillor Doyle said, “This is a very successful outcome to a sustained campaign from the local community here to have this play facility upgraded and improved. “I have ensured that […]

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