Engagement of parents ‘core’ to child’s progress

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has called upon education bodies to show leadership and to put in place measures to enhance parental engagement with schools and education.

SDLP candidate Daniel McCrossan. (Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye)

Brain drain ‘threatening North’s economy’ - MLA

The SDLP’s Economy Spokesperson, Daniel McCrossan, has said that statistics published by the Department for the Economy demonstrate a concerning “brain drain of the North’s best and brightest young people.”


IN PICTURES: Martin McGuinness photographs claim top awards

Two photographs concerning late republican leader, Martin McGuinness, have been awarded top prizes at the recent Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards ceremony in Dublin.

Sinn Fein councillor Sandra Duffy.

Alert following attempted burglaries in Galliagh

Sinn Féín Councillor Sandra Duffy has condemned a number of attempted burglaries in the Galliagh area over recent days.

Pilot's Row Community Centre has been at the centre of community activity for three decades.

Call for funding for Pilots Row revamp

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has called for one the city’s oldest community centres to be replaced.

Jennifer McKeever (Photo by Stephen Latimer)

Derry Chamber welcomes National Plan’s ‘statement of intent’

Derry Chamber of Commerce President, Jennifer McKeever, has welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment in its National Development Plan to invest in the North West as a city region.

Independent Councillor Warren Robinson pictured beside the van in Galliagh on Monday night.

Cross-border joyriders tried to set workman’s van alight

Residents of a Derry estate have been praised after they intervened last night to prevent a man’s work van being torched after it was stolen in Donegal and driven to the area.

Mark H Durkan.

‘No-one will lose out in PIP reassessments’

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H. Durkan said his party has secured a “cast iron commitment” that no one will lose out from new PIP review.

L-R: Councillors Colly Kelly ,Christopher Jackson,Sandra Duffy Seanad�ir Niall " Donnghaile in the city centre on Saturday.

‘Irish citizens here deserve Passport Office’

Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile said that it was clear there was a great demand for a passport office to be set up north of the border following a visit to Derry at the weekend.

Former Derry Councillor Gerry MacLochlainn. (1603PG40)

Debate on Israel and Palestine in Derry this week

The ‘Realpolitik - Derry’ is to present a debate focused on the Israel - Palestine conflict on Wednesday night.


Food bin warning as Rocky the dog left seriously ill

A warning over food bins has been issued after a family’s pet was left seriously ill from eating mouldy scraps.

Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Maol�osa McHugh and Mayor of Limerick, Stephen Keary, gathered with Western Trust Chief Executive Anne Kilgallen, Director Teresa Molloy and Board Chairman Niall Birthistle back in November to unveil a special Life Candle sculpture on the grounds of St. Columb's Park House to commemorate organ donors.

Plans to double number of organ donors by year 2020

Local people have been urged to register as organ donors and tell their families and friends about their wishes.

Sinn Fein Councillor Patricia Logue

Sports-based campaign on domestic violence

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed a new sport-based campaign aimed at encouraging victims of domestic violence to report abuse.

Letterkenny and Derry both feature in the National Plan.

Project Ireland 2040 ‘game-changer’ for Donegal and Derry - T.D.

Donegal, Derry and the North West has been put at the heart of Irish national public policy for the first time today with hundreds of millions of euro earmarked for spending here, Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh said.

Campaigners back in 2015 creating a 'Chain Along The Foyle' from the Peace Bridge to Craigavon Bridge to highlight the lack of service for people with depression/in crisis in the north-west. DER1815MC154

Council ‘hopeful’ over Crisis Service funding

Derry and Strabane District Council have said it is ‘hopeful’ that the outstanding £60,000 needed to sustain a new pilot Crisis Intervention Service will be secured.

Smoke billowing from the vehicle as emergency services attend the scene.

Another vehicle torched in Derry overnight

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has slammed those responsible for setting fire to a car in the Shantallow area last night.

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.

Ulster Bank funding for local projects

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack is encouraging not for profit organisations involved in financial capability and enterprise initiatives to apply to an Ulster Bank grant pot of £35,000.

Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly.

Senator bringing Irish passport office campaign to Derry tomorrow

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has urged local people to support a campaign coming to Derry this weekend to locate an Irish Passport Office in the North.

Councillor Kevin Campbell.

‘All sorts of carry on’ at rural outbuildings

A Derry councillor has warned that children are using rural outbuildings close to the Creggan Estate to engage in anti-social behaviour.

Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion

Intervention to rescue Lifeline service welcomed

The Public Health Agency has confirmed that arrangements have been made to ensure the Lifeline helpline continues to run past March despite attempts to secure a private sector operator failing.

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