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16 November, 2017

O'Dowd urges mortgage holders to shop around

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has urged mortgage holders to shop around for better deals on their current mortgage or when a fixed term deal comes to an end. Read full article


10 November, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Duffy attends Social Housing Consultation

I, along with a number of local Sinn Féin activists, attended the consultation in Portadown Town hall last week to discuss proposed social housing on the Garvaghy Road. Read full article


9 November, 2017

O'Dowd welcomes departmental rethink on school meal entitlements

John O' Dowd MLA has welcomed a Department of Education review of a previous decision that, if unchanged, could lead to thousands of children losing free school meal entitlements Read full article


8 November, 2017

O' Dowd calls on PSNI to comply with Glenanne judgement

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd said there can be no further delays into an effective and independent investigation into collusion between the British state and the loyalist Glenanne death squad. Read full article


7 November, 2017

Upper Bann MLAs deep concern at drugs find

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has praised member of community who removed cocaine, worth up to two and a half thousand pounds, from the streets of Lurgan. Read full article


7 November, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Savage has condemned the sectarian image, which was stuck to a recycling bank in Banbridge Town

The image which has been stuck to a glass recycling bank displaying a man kicking someone with the slogan 'Kick a Fenian in the head' is abhorrent. Read full article


7 November, 2017

Upper Bann MLAs deep concern at drugs find

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has praised member of community who removed cocaine, worth up to two and a half thousand pounds, from the streets of Lurgan. Read full article


6 November, 2017

Sinn Fein Cllr Kevin Savage in appeal to users of Gilford Community Centre

Throughout the course of this meeting the group highlighted this particular issue. Many groups use the Gilford Community Centre including many who are blue badge holders and entitled to use the disabled bays. Read full article


6 November, 2017

Councillor Fergal Lennon calls for an end to fly tipping at Monbrief

Expressing concern at recent spout of fly tipping at Monbrief Councillor Fergal Lennon said: Read full article


5 November, 2017

Councillor Duffy reassures residents re: NIHE kitchen scheme

Councillor Paul Duffy has been contacted by a number of residents residing in houses numbered 60 plus in Garvaghy park to ask why they are not included in the kitchen replacement scheme which has gotten underway in the estate. Read full article


4 November, 2017

Portadown protest in support of Catalonia

Sinn Féin councillor Paul Duffy and local Sinn Féin activists held a protest on the Garvaghy road Portadown in support of democracy and independence in Catalonia. Read full article


3 November, 2017

Almac Purchase Deeply Worrying - O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has said the news that pharmaceutical giant Almac has purchased a second site in the South is deeply worrying and further evidence of Brexit stripping the local economy of investment and jobs. Read full article


3 November, 2017

O'Dowd welcomes minibus mitigation

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has welcomed confirmation that community and school based minibus drivers throughout Upper Bann will be permitted up to six-month extension to enable them to meet new driving regulations which came into effect on November 1st. Read full article


2 November, 2017

James Brokenshire's tolerance of the DUP's blocking of the equality agenda, the reneging on past agreements and recent financial scandals all led to the current situation - O'Dowd

Sinn Féin are ready to renter the Executive but that Executive will only be sustainable and workable if it is built on the firm foundations of the Good Friday and subsequent agreements. Those foundations are currently not available. Read full article


1 November, 2017

Sinn Fein Welcome New Social Housing for Garvaghy Road

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd and Councillor Paul Duffy have welcomed, in principle, a proposal from South Ulster Housing Association to build 12 new social housing units on the Garvaghy road in Portadown. Read full article