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14 February, 2019

Say NO to the Privatisation of Council Services!

Unions made representations to all councillors, on behalf of leisure staff, urging them to keep the new leisure centre in-house and say no to privatisation of Council services. "Sinn Féin, supported and proposed this option, however it was blocked by both the DUP and UUP who voted to instead hand over the leisure centre over to a new model outside of full Council control. Read full article


13 February, 2019

Point Junction and A50 Road Improvements Needed

in recent times there have been a number of collisions on the Banbridge Road at the crossroads in Lawrencetown. In one recent incident a passenger had to be cut from a vehicle. He continued "residents have long asked for the speed limit to be reduced for parts of this road particularly around Tullylish, Lawrencetown and Lenaderg". Read full article


13 February, 2019

Ratepayers fork out £17,500 for The Orange Order to Spend a Penny

It is unacceptable that over £17,500 of ratepayers money has been spent with no checks or accountability. "The orange order, royal black institution and marching bands ran up a bill of over £17,500 "Any expenditure of ratepayers money should be open for scrutinisation from those elected onto the council." Read full article


13 February, 2019

Action Needed at Meadowbrook Crossroads

Sinn Féin spokesperson Michael Tallon has called on Transport NI to take remedial action at the Meadowbrook crossroads in Craigavon before someone is killed in a traffic accident Read full article


12 February, 2019

Savage Welcomes New Parking for Gilford

Sinn Fein Cllr Kevin Savage has welcomed the decision by the Department of Infrastructure to create three accessible parking spaces in the centre of Gilford. Cllr Savage stated: "For a long time myself and the Gilford Concerned Residents group have lobbied DFI for accessible spaces to be made available in the centre of Gilford" he continued " as recently as August we met with the Network Engineer to discuss this and he accepted the case we made. Read full article


8 February, 2019

Haughian has called for support for a Housing meeting

Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian has called for support for a Housing meeting being organised in North Lurgan Community Centre on the 12th of Feb. Speaking about the meeting Cllr Haughian said: "There is a sense of utter frustration with the Housing Executive over its failure to deliver social Housing in North Lurgan. Young and old are fed up being told there are no homes for them. It is time to make your voice heard. "The meeting will allow for people to express their anger and frustration and from there campaign on the streets for housing to be built in North Lurgan. Read full article


7 February, 2019

Tallon Thanks Council Officers For Clean Up

Road. He said: "Parents of young children walking to the school contacted us to complain about the conditions of the paths. "The pathways were strewn with leaves, branches, litter and dog fouling. "Myself and Councillor Catherine Nelson contacted council officers and asked for a clean up. We also requested that, moving forward, this area become a focus. Read full article


6 February, 2019

Nelson Engaging With DfI to Secure a Footpath adjacent to Moyraverty West Road.

Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Nelson is engaging with DfI to secure a footpath that would link nearby estates to the local school, bus stop and Business Park She said: "I was contacted by residents in the Oakvale, Oakfields and surrounding areas who are frustrated at the lack of a footpath alongside what is a very busy road. Read full article


4 February, 2019

Cllr Savage Welcomes Okambi Discussions

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Savage has welcomed news from the department of health that efforts are being made toward making Orkambi available to Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in the north of Ireland. Sinn Féin have been lobbying the department for action on Orkambi. The party's Health spokesperson Pat Sheehan received a letter from the Permanent Secretary for Health Richard Pengelly explaining that the department have instructed the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) to open discussions with Vertex Parmaceuticals - the makers of Orkambi Read full article


30 January, 2019

Welfare Mitigations Proven Right

A new report by the Audit office underlines the importance of the welfare mitigations secured by Sinn Féin in protecting the most vulnerable from Tory cuts, Cllr Liam Mackle has said Read full article


30 January, 2019

Some Politicians are exploiting Park Concerns - Tallon

Sinn Féin spokesperson Michael Tallon has said some politicians and council candidates are exploiting the genuine concerns of those who are opposed to the SRC campus at Craigavon Lakes for their own political careers. Read full article


28 January, 2019

Savage Welcomes Gilford Parking Space Decision

Sinn Fein Cllr Kevin Savage has welcomed the decision by the Department of Infrastructure to create three accessible parking spaces in the centre of Gilford. Read full article


25 January, 2019

Irish Medium report three-year delay unacceptable - Duffy

Sinn Féin Deputy Mayor Paul Duffy has backed calls for the Department of Education to explain why it took three years to publish a report containing recommendations designed to improve the educational outcomes for children in Irish medium pre-school education. Read full article


24 January, 2019

Drivers Urges to Respect William St No-Left-Turn

Sinn Féin spokesperson Sorcha McGeown has urged drivers to respect the no left turn rule at William street traffic lights in Lurgan. Read full article


23 January, 2019

Tallon Welcomes Lismore Planning Application

Sinn Féin spokesperson Michael Tallon has welcomed the news that a planning application has been submitted for the new Lismore Comprehensive school build. Read full article