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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)

Sinn Féin MLA’s welcome mandatory register of landlords in the north24 March, 2010

Fra McCann “Footpaths and roads must be maintained to highest standard”2 March, 2010

Latest death shows those who support our homeless need mainstream support – Fra McCann6 January, 2010

Social Development Minister should reverse decision on heating system repairs6 January, 2010

Still no explanation for delay in mortgage scheme - McCann10 October, 2009

DSD Minister can and should manage budget correctly – McCann8 October, 2009

Housing bodies need to act on anti-social behaviour7 October, 2009

Sinn Féin calls on DSD Minister to cease embargo on development in Castle Street area22 September, 2009

Fra McCann asks DSD Minister to outline clearly, her views for a ‘shared future’21 September, 2009

Up to 10,000 Housing Executive grants cancelled22 August, 2009

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