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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 (215)

Sinn Féin slam Grosvenor Road shooting12 January, 2009

Fra McCann questions Minister on Housing Executive repairs12 January, 2009

“Issues remain with House Sales Scheme” – Sinn Féin6 January, 2009

Supermarkets must do more to tackle alcohol abuse - Ramsey8 December, 2008

“Ritchie must work to lift ban on ‘supporting people’ programme” – McCann8 December, 2008

Sinn Féin meet with Phoenix gas5 December, 2008

Mortgage Rescue Scheme urgently required24 November, 2008

Where is Margaret Ritchies Mortgage Rescue plan?14 November, 2008

Murphy announcement on Free Residents Parking Scheme welcomed21 October, 2008

DSD Minister should not run away from the issue of neighbourhood renewal - McCann21 August, 2008

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