Sinn Fein still ignorant of the hurt felt by victims of IRA violence
13 February 2014
Ulster Unionist Policing spokesperson Ross Hussey MLA has praised the family of a Garda officer who was murdered by the IRA in Wexford for their "dignified protest" at the decision by Sinn Fein to hold their annual conference in the town.
Ulster Unionists condemn latest attack on Londonderry's Fountain Estate
07 February 2014
The Ulster Unionist Party has condemned Thursday night's attack on the Fountain Estate in Londonderry in which three petrol bombs were thrown.
The Party's Foyle Constituency Chairman, Ronnie McKeegan said;
"Last night's attack was the latest in a long line of attacks on the people of the Fountain.
The Ulster Unionist Party welcomes the fact that there has been condemnation of these attacks from across the political spectrum, but we believe that more must be done to ensure that this minority community is permitted to live in peace and security.
The Police response last night was very prompt and I would like to commend them and local community representatives who attended the Bishop's Street area and ensured the situation did not escalate.
I shall be meeting the Police next week along with the Ulster Unionist Party's Policing Board representative, Ross Hussey MLA to raise our concerns.
This has been a very good year for the city of Londonderry. We have hosted many successful events as the UK City of Culture, plus the Maiden City Festival and the all-Ireland Fleadh. These demonstrate the potential that this city has.
However, we will not realise that potential as long as the minority unionist community in the Fountain is forced to live virtually under siege in fear of attack".
Hussey condemns HMRC scam
06 February 2014
Ulster Unionist Party MLA Ross Hussey has warned people to be very wary of emails in circulation, purporting to be from Government Tax Offices claiming that they are due a tax refund.
Ulster Unionists condemn attacks on Londonderry's Fountain Estate
04 February 2014
The Ulster Unionist Party has condemned last night's attack on the Fountain Estate in Londonderry.
The Party's Foyle Constituency Chairman, Ronnie McKeegan, said:
"The Ulster Unionist Party totally condemns last night's petrol bomb attack on the Fountain Estate in Londonderry.
These attacks have been ongoing for a number of weeks in the run-up to Bloody Sunday Commemorations, with absolutely no provocation from Fountain residents.
The people of the Fountain simply want to be left in peace to live their lives and such attacks do nothing to promote the idea that the minority unionist community in the Fountain are welcomed as equal citizens in the Londonderry of today, never mins a shared future of tomorrow.
Ross Hussey MLA and I will be seeking an urgent meeting with the PSNI with a view to having patrols stepped up in the vicinity as a matter of urgency".
Hussey supports call for school transport
24 January 2014
West Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey has supported a call for the Western Education and Library Board to provide school transport for children living in the Magheramason area to travel to Bready Jubilee Primary School.
Time for a change
I was first elected to Omagh District Council in May 2005 and in that seven year period I was closely involved with community groups in the town. We have seen very positive steps forward, specifically, with the redevelopment of the Hospital Road community centre, the revamp of the King George's Field area of Campsie, the new cycle paths and enhanced footways in Festival Park and the traffic calming scheme on the Kevlin Road to name but a few. Working with local communities we see an enhanced local spirit and my colleagues and I will endeavour to continue to support these initiatives.
Time for another change
One of the campaigns that has stuck with me since I became an active politician has been the local hospital campaign. I have attended rallies and protests in Omagh, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Limavady, Belfast, even going to the constituency of the former Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, in St Helens in England. I will continue to campaign in support of the Tyrone County Hospital and its staff.