October 13, 2020
Anderson welcomes funding for factory workers artwork

Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has welcomed the announcement of funding for the redevelopment of Harbour Square in Derry which will feature a new artwork celebrating the history of the city’s factory workers. 

The Foyle MLA said: 

“I welcome today’s announcement of £173,500 by the Minister of Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, for the redevelopment of Harbour Square and, in particular, the fact that it will include an artwork celebrating the city’s factory workers. 

“Over decades, Derry’s factory workers, particularly the women who worked in the shirt factories, made a huge contribution, not just to the city’s economy but to the very fabric of the city, and it is right that they will be recognised in this way. 

“This funding from both the Department of Communities and Derry and Strabane District Council will allow for detailed design work for the redevelopment of Harbour Square and the new artwork. 

“This is great news for all those who have worked so hard for many years to see a public artwork to celebrate the history of Derry’s factory workers and I look forward to the project’s completion.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

It was wonderful to be in Pomeroy to help launch the incredible state of the art facility for Plunkett’s GAC and the local community.

It is fantastic to see this high level ambition within local communities, with people coming together to make their vision a reality and achieve…

It's time to scrap the TV Licence. The endless scandals at RTÉ have damaged people's trust and confidence.

Those at the top are never held accountable while tens of thousands of ordinary people are dragged through the courts. The public wants decisive action. It is time to act.

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has said Ireland must use all its influence, at home and abroad, to demand an end to Israel’s genocidal war and to promote Palestinian national freedom.

https://vote.sinnfein.ie/27973-2/

Government’s failed bid to host EU’s new anti-money laundering agency requires scrutiny – Senator Lynn Boylan

"The obvious question for any agency or multinational looking at establishing a base in Dublin is where will their workers live."

https://vote.sinnfein.ie/governments-failed-bid-to-host-eus-new-anti-money-laundering-agency-requires-scrutiny-senator-lynn-boylan/ @LNBDublin

Load More