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Fra McCann


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A former republican prisoner Fra was interned on the Maidstone Prison Ship, the Cages of Long Kesh and later imprisoned in both Crumlin Road and Long Kesh. He spent three years on the blanket protest and on release from prison in 1979 became active in the anti H Block/Armagh Committee.

As Six County Chairperson of Sinn Féin, Fra has played a leading role in the growth and political development of the party over many years.

As secretary of the Divis Residents Association, Fra played a central role in the successful campaign for the demolition of Divis Flats.

Fra was elected to Belfast City Council in 1987 and has held a seat on the Council ever since. As Chairperson of the Council's Community and Leisure Services Committee he successfully campaigned for the upgrading of the Falls Swim Centre and has staunchly defended Leisure Services across Belfast.

Local organisations/groups/committees:
Divis Joint development committee
Falls Youth Providers
Blackie Community Forum
West Belfast Partnership Board
Greater Falls Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership
Maureen Sheehan Community Health Centre Board
Committee Scoil Na Loinan, Falls Road West Belfast

Committee for Employment and Learning
Committee foe Social Development
Committee for Standards and Privileges

Statements (203)

PSNI must investigate image of masked loyalists at Broadway Roundabout - McCann6 July, 2015

Bottle refund scheme needs to be comprehensive30 June, 2015

Housing Executive should be given borrowing powers - McCann10 April, 2015

Court judgement could have major impact on local housing26 March, 2015

Soldier B's evidence crucial for inquest25 March, 2015

McCann raises concerns over DUP's attitude to committee inquiry8 January, 2015

Latest homeless figures extremely worrying13 November, 2014

Effective regulation needed for private rental sector - McCann6 November, 2014

McCann offers condolences to family of shooting victim25 October, 2014

Welcome for announcement of new inquest into Belfast shooting9 September, 2014

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