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Flood hit sports clubs get repairs funding

Donegal sports clubs damaged in last August’s floods are to share funding of almost €20,000, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

CCTV installation along Strand Road welcomed

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has spoken of her relief that a long awaited campaign to see CCTV installed along the Strand Road has eventually come to fruition.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy

‘Off The Streets’ to open new hub in Fernabbey area

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy, has welcomed the news that Off The Streets’ new satellite hub at Fernabbey will be launched tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Barry McElduff.

Barry McElduff resignation: social media reaction

Twitter erupted into a cacophony of opinions and views when Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone, Barry McElduff, announced his resignation on Monday morning.
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A screenshot from the offensive video

Resignation of Barry McElduff - Sinn Fein statement in full

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned.
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Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion pictured at her constituency office in Derry yesterday.

‘It was a day when everything changed’

Martin McGuinness’ dramatic resignation - a year ago on Tuesday past - was the day that everything changed in the struggle for equality and a better society, Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said.

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan with Party Leader Colum Eastwood.  DER0517GS076

PIP assessment audio record rules ‘ludicrous’

The Department for Communities has defended its policy on PIP assessment recordings after the rules were branded “ludicrous” by SDLP Foyle MLA Mark Durkan.

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Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion.

‘No decision’ on proposals to cut rates grant for Derry, Strabane

The Department for Communities has said no decision has been made in relation to cuts in the rates grant for Derry & Strabane for the forthcoming year, amid concerns over proposals to slash funding.

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The area along the Buncrana Road.

Car sales display application turned down due to Buncrana Road plans

A Derry business has been told it can no longer display its vehicles on a site off Buncrana Road because of plans to widen the carriageway.

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Joyriders who torched car slammed

Joyriders who torched car slammed

Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has slammed those responsible for setting fire to a car close to homes in the Knockalla Park area of Galliagh.

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Derry allotment decision deferred for contaminated land risk report

A decision on whether to allow allotments to remain at a Derry industrial estate has been deferred pending a report to determine if the land there is contaminated.

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The new houses will be built beside the Creggan Shops at Central Drive.

New homes for Creggan and Skeoge approved

A new housing development in the heart of Creggan has been approved by Derry & Strabane Council, while a second has also been approved for the Skeoge area.

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Sinn F�in Foyle MP Elisha McCallion with Sajid Javid & Chloe Smith

Foyle MP to lead ‘City Deal’ visit to London

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion will lead a delegation to Westminster next week to meet the Minister responsible for City Deals and to press for new investment in Derry.

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Dog lover and SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has urged people to consider volunteering to walk dogs with Pet FBI.

Call to volunteer with Pet FBI

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging people to do a good deed while also improving their health by volunteering as dog walkers for local charity Pet FBI.

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Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly has urged local people to be vigilant.

Break-ins spark call for residents to review security

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has urged residents and businesses in the upper Creggan Road area to be on the alert following a number of break-ins over the weekend.

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Sinn Fein Leader in the North of Ireland, Michelle O'Neill.

O’Neill and McCallion in talks on Medical School

Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill and local MP Elisha McCallion are to hold a number of engagements over the coming days to seek to resolve concerns over feared delays to the planned Medical School at Magee.

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West Tyrone M.P., Barry McElduff.

Barry McElduff suspended by Sinn Fein

A Sinn Fein M.P. has been suspended for three months by his party after a video of himself balancing a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head caused offence to many people.

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James Brokenshire M.P.

Social media reacts to James Brokenshire resignation

Political parties from right across Northern Ireland have reacted to the news that Conservative M.P. James Brokenshire has resigned as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

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James Brokenshire M.P.

James Brokenshire resigns as NI secretary of state

Conservative M.P. James Brokenshire has resigned from the position of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood.

Eastwood calls for ‘immediate resumption’ of talks amid ‘shameful’ health crisis

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has urged both Governments and the leaders of all the main political parties in Northern Ireland to resume power-sharing talks immediately amid the crisis facing the Health Service.

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