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  • Role for everyone in new Ireland discussion -McCallion

    Sinn Féin Foyle MP Eliisha McCallion  said there is a role for everybody in the discussion of what a united Ireland could look like. 

    She was speaking after Saturdays  ‘Towards a United Ireland’ conference in Letterkenny. 

    She  said:

    “Partition has failed Ireland but it has especially failed this region of the north west and Donegal. 

    “This area has a lack of jobs, poor infrastructure, pitiful access to health services and low levels of investment. This is a direct consequence of partition. 

    “We need to harness the energy, the optimism and the lessons from recent progressive campaigns – such as marriage equality and the repeal of the 8th amendment – into one demanding the reunification of our country.

    “A United Ireland is a sensible, progressive and modern goal.

    “We need to start planning to win a unity referendum and that means we have to start addressing the concerns some people have now. That includes unionists.

    “As republicans, we have a responsibility to address how a new Ireland can allow those who identify as British to maintain their identity, their culture and their place in society. 

    “There is a need for wider society to engage in this discussion – at home, in the workplace and everywhere – to help shape that new Ireland. 

  • Good Relations Week opportunity to promote diversity -McCartney

    Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney  said ‘Good Relations Week’ is an opportunity to showcase the diversity that exists across Irish society.

    The Foyle MLA  said:

    “20 years after the Good Friday Agreement Good Relations Week provides an opportunity to showcase all that we have achieved in promoting cultural diversity.

    “The Ireland of today is one of change, we are now a rainbow of colours and diversity.

    “But as a society we must do more to promote equality of opportunity for everyone regardless of race, nationality or what language they choose to speak.

    “Ethnic minority groups and organisations need to be adequately funded and a clear strategy put in place to educate people and help create community awareness of other cultures.

    “Sinn Féin is a party committed to the equality and human rights. We believe that all citizens regardless of race, nationality or disability should be treated as equals.

    “I would encourage people to attend Good Relations events and continue to promote cultural diversity throughout this week.”

  • Duddy nominated to replace Colly Kelly

    Sharon Duddy said “I am very proud and humbled that the local Cumainn have endorsed me for the co option onto Derry City and Strabane District Council.

    “As a long time activist I know the challenges that lie ahead in being an elected representative but I am up for the challenge.

    “I want to play my part in continuing the growth of Sinn Féin in this area and in DCSDC.

    “I look forward to representing the people of the Moor ward over the coming weeks and months.

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  • Embrace the opportunities of half million revamping of Abercorn Road -Logue

    Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has encouraged businesses and residents in the Abercorn Road area to embrace the opportunities the planned half a million pound investment in the area by Urban Villages will bring.

    Councillor Logue said “Abercorn Road is one of the busiest roads into the city centre as well as for through traffic crossing Craigavon Bridge.

    “The planned half a million pound investment in the regeneration of the  area by Urban Villages is offering the entire area an uplift.

    “I would encourage residents and businesses to get involved in the process which will offer the opportunity for local businesses to get new shopfronts, help with the painting of buildings and the likes of signage. I am pleased local residents will be able to avail of help with the painting the outside of their homes.

    “When completed this project will enhance the entire area and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.

  • Role for everyone in new Ireland discussion -McCallion

    Sinn Féin Foyle MP Eliisha McCallion  said there is a role for everybody in the discussion of what a united Ireland could look like. 

    She was speaking after Saturdays  ‘Towards a United Ireland’ conference in Letterkenny. 

    She  said:

    “Partition has failed Ireland but it has especially failed this region of the north west and Donegal. 

    “This area has a lack of jobs, poor infrastructure, pitiful access to health services and low levels of investment. This is a direct consequence of partition. 

    “We need to harness the energy, the optimism and the lessons from recent progressive campaigns – such as marriage equality and the repeal of the 8th amendment – into one demanding the reunification of our country.

    “A United Ireland is a sensible, progressive and modern goal.

    “We need to start planning to win a unity referendum and that means we have to start addressing the concerns some people have now. That includes unionists.

    “As republicans, we have a responsibility to address how a new Ireland can allow those who identify as British to maintain their identity, their culture and their place in society. 

    “There is a need for wider society to engage in this discussion – at home, in the workplace and everywhere – to help shape that new Ireland. 

    “Irish unity makes sense, we have an opportunity to build a new, agreed and inclusive Ireland which delivers for all citizens.” 

  • McCartney congratulates Derry City FC on winning EA Sports Cup Final

    McCartney congratulates Derry City FC on winning EA Sports Cup Final

    Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and Derry City FC supporter Raymond McCartney has congratulated Derry City on winning the EA Sports Cup Final 2018.

    He said

    “I would like to congratulate the team, manager and all the backroom staff on winning the  EA Sports Cup Final.

    “It’s been made even more special with Derry City FC winning the cup at the new Brandywell Stadium.

    “It’s a great boost for the city and the club.

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  • Talks with University as students return -Cooper

    Sinn Féin Councillor for the Rosemount area Mickey Cooper has been in talks with the University of Ulster about the start of academic year and associated issues that are brought about by the influx of new students and the impact this has on local area.

    Councillor Cooper

    “As a Councillor for the area I am aware that there have been issues within the area in previous years with excess noise and other Anti-Social Behaviour when the new university term begins in late September.

    “I have spoken to the University of Ulster management to ask that all students are reminded of their duty to behave responsibly as new residents of the Rosemount area.

    ” I have also spoken to the Community Safety wardens to ask them to ensure that extra patrols take place in the first weeks of term to address any issues.

    “The wardens can be contacted on 07736213140 to discuss any problems residents may have or alternatively they can feel free to contact me directly.

  • Domestic violence disclosure scheme should be implemented’ – McCartney
    Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has called for the implementation of a disclosure scheme to help keep people safe and better protected from domestic violence.

    The party’s Justice spokesperson was speaking after attending the the launch of La Dolce Vita’s “Just and Fair” campaign event in the Long Gallery at Stormont.

    Raymond McCartney said:

    “Men and women continue to suffer horrendous forms of violence and abuse every single day in our communities.

    “In March of this year proposals were introduced regarding a domestic violence disclosure scheme along the same lines as Clare’s law.

    “This disclosure scheme should help keep people safe and better protected from  the scourge of domestic violence.
    “It’s important that the scheme is now implemented and people are made aware of the scheme and how it works.

    “The PSNI also need to have substantial training in place to deal with the disclosure scheme and to identify perpetrators here and in other jurisdictions.

    “There is no doubt that as a society we need a step change in our approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse.
    “Raising awareness, tackling domestic violence and ensuring that women and children are supported in every way possible is a key priority for for Sinn Féin.” CRÍOCH/ENDS
  • Launch of the Óglach Dale Moore Sinn Féin Cumann

    The launch of the  Óglach  Dale Moore Sinn Féin  Cumann took place on Saturday night in the Cosh bar and restaurant.

    Following the successful launch in April of the Constance Markievicz Cumann in Culmore, Sinn Feìin in Greater Shantallow continues to expand with the launch of another new Cumann dedicated to the late Volunteer Dale Moore.

    The main speaker on Saturday night was former MLA Mitchel McLaughlin.

  • Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir on celebrating their 20th Anniversary

    Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Karen Mullan has congratulated Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir on celebrating  their 20th Anniversary of opening.

    The Foyle MLA said “It is a great achievement for us in our community to have a thriving Gaelscoil, connected to the community providing extracurricular activities for many years to families

    “The school is growing year on year and long may this continue and is testament to the hard work of the staff here with the support of parents.

    “This is the start of their celebrations and as a community we look forward to celebrating with them throughout the year. It’s very important that we cherish and continue to support the growth of Irish Language in our city and across the island.