Lisanelly & St Lucia motion passed at Sinn Féin Ard Fhéis
Delegates at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin at the weekend unanimously backed a motion from the Omagh Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair calling upon the British Government to honour commitments given and to speedily engage in the process of transferring the vacated Lisanelly and St Lucia military sites to the six county Executive so that they can be used as an asset base for the regeneration of Omagh town and District.
In welcoming this move Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty said,
"Sinn Féin has made the transfer of these key strategic sites in Omagh a major priority and this has been reflected by the work of our Ministers within the Executive as well making sure that the issue has been to the for of Executive and party discussions with British government.
Substantial progress has been made on the issue and the unanimous backing for this motion at the Ard Fheis gives a renewed mandate to our Ministers to continue to vigorously pursue the issue until it is brought to fruition.
Also commenting on the successful Ard Fheis motion was Omagh Council Chair Martin Mc Colgan who said,
"This motion brought by the Omagh Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair was to the fore of the Demilitarization Section of the Ard Fheis and the unanimous backing it received ensures that the party, at all levels, keep a priority focus on the issue until it is brought to a successful conclusion.
"This Ard Fheis calls upon the British Government to honour commitments given and speedily engage in the process of transferring the vacated Lisanelly and St Lucia military sites to the local Executive so that they can be used as an asset base for the regeneration of Omagh Town and District". Omagh Comhairle Ceantair