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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 (217)

“Housing Benefit changes could see 6000 extra homeless.” - McCann11 October, 2011

McCann welcomes Minister’s assurance on winter preparations11 October, 2011

Welcome For Internee Legal Case9 August, 2011

Empty houses should be a priority for Housing Executive - McCann4 August, 2011

Sinn Féin call for immediate release of Brendan Lillis19 July, 2011

Mortgage relief scheme called for from New DSD Minister - McCann20 June, 2011

Clarity needed on suspension of Housing Associations - McCann14 June, 2011

McCann welcomes Ross Street Cottages demolition13 June, 2011

McCann expresses outrage at attack on Cairde na hÉireann Offices27 April, 2011

Sinn Féin launches Social Development & Housing priorities14 April, 2011

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