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28 September, 2011

Sinn Féin welcome for consultation on Social Investment Fund

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the launch of the consultation period on the Social Investment Fund and has appealed to communities to submit opinions and suggestions on where and how the fund can be best utilised. Read full article


30 August, 2011

Hold No Fear For Us

Former hunger striker Laurence McKeown, in a powerful analysis of 1981, writes of the legacy of that historic period, how it informs today's struggle for freedom and independence and how republicans and unionists can attempt to come to terms with the past. Laurence also pays tribute to the nationalist community for its unswerving support for the hunger strikers throughout the battle for political status. Read full article


26 August, 2011

International Newsletter Media file available

Click on the link to view the most recent copy of Sinn Féins international newsletter. Read full article


6 July, 2011

Concerted effort by all agencies across Ireland needed to curtail sex-trafficking

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey said there needs to be a concerted effort by all agencies across Ireland to bring those responsible for sex-trafficking before the courts so that they face serious consequences for the bringing this nefarious practise to this island. Read full article


6 July, 2011

Failure to toughen EU emissions target a mistake

Bairbre de Brún MEP today expressed disappointment that the European Parliament failed to back a proposal to toughen the EU´s target on reducing CO2 emissions from a 20% cut compared to 1990 levels by 2020 to the more ambitious level of a 30% cut. Read full article


6 July, 2011

Right of countries to ban GMOs

In the European Parliament today Bairbre de Brún MEP voted for individual countries rights to ban the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in their territory. Read full article


5 July, 2011

de Brún slams Greek ban on Flotilla II

Sinn Féin MEP, Bairbre de Brún has called on the Greek government to overturn its decision to detain Freedom Flotilla II ships bound for Gaza. The flotilla plans to take much-needed humanitarian aid to Gaza to challenge the illegal Israeli blockade. Read full article


5 July, 2011

End of the IMC

Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast Alex Maskey has welcomed the end of the IMC with their final report published this afternoon. Read full article


5 July, 2011

Orange Order must accept responsibility for its supporters - Maskey

Sinn Féin Assembly member for South Belfast Alex Maskey has described attempts by the Orange Order to blame MTV for drunken violence at their parades further evidence of an organisation unwilling to accept responsibility for its actions. Read full article


5 July, 2011

Ó Muilleoir welcomes reduction in roaming rates‏

Sinn Féin Councillor for Balmoral, Mairtín Ó Muilleoir, has welcomed the latest reduction in roaming rates across Europe, which came into force today (1st July 2011). From today customers should pay no more than 32p a minute for calls made - a 3p reduction - and 10p a minute for calls received while within the EU. Read full article


5 July, 2011

£2million pilot Boiler Replacement Scheme

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed the launch of a £2million pilot Boiler Replacement Scheme by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland Read full article


4 July, 2011

Maskey welcomes DEL Ministers commitment to tackling Holyland issues

Following a meeting with DEL Minister, Stephen Farry, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed commitment to addressing issues in the Holyland area. Read full article


4 July, 2011

Maskey welcomes Minis

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1 July, 2011

Alex Maskey calls for investment in Boxing Clubs

Speaking after a meeting this week between Sport NI, Belfast Buildings Preservation Trust and St George's ABC in the Market, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey called for greater investment in boxing clubs across the North - and in particular in St George's boxing club and Sandy Row boxing club in South Belfast Read full article


1 July, 2011

Latest International Newsletter Media file available

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