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Limavady latest Council to call for immediate return of Assembly and Executive

12 October, 2006

Limavady Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed the adoption of a Sinn Féin motion by Limavady Borough Council at this weeks Development Committee Meeting, calling on all political parties to support the immediate restoration of the Assembly, Executive and Cross Border Institutions.

Speaking after the meeting Cllr Ó hOisín said

"We cannot afford to let the 24th November deadline pass without a deal. This is an historical opportunity we must seize. The cost of continued direct rule and the imposition of punitive British Treasury levies on rates and water compounded by a drastic reduction of investment in public services and the banning of house building in rural areas through PPS14 will cripple the economy with no regard for local politicians and the mandate from the people they represent.

"I was disappointed by the attitude of all the local unionist councillors who seem to have not taken onboard the progress that has been made in this society over recent times. The unionists work quite happily with us day in and day out on issues of local importance yet baulk at the idea of co-operation at a regional level. Were you to listen to some of them talking last night you would be forgiven for thinking that compromise and co-operation could only take place around the twelfth.

"They should be joining with us to deliver economic and social prosperity for all the people of the borough and this island." ENDS

Note to Editors

Across the north many local councils have either adopted Sinn Féin motions calling for the immediate return of the Assembly and Executive, including Belfast, Fermanagh, Newry and Mourne or will do so within the next couiple of weeks.

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