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Hanna: Government Must Rethink Home Heating Oil Support!

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna has urged the UK Government to provide proper support to families in Northern Ireland who rely on home heating oil. She was speaking ahead of a mini-budget From Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in the House of Commons on Friday. Ms Hanna said the proposed £100 support would make little difference for families […]

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PPS Soldier F Decision Welcomed

Social Democratic and Labour Party Leader Colum Eastwood MP has welcomed a decision by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS} to recommence the prosecution of Soldier F.   Soldier F is accused of murdering William McKinney and James Wray and the attempted murders of Joe Mahon, Joe Friel, Michael Quinn and Patrick O’Donnell on Bloody Sunday […]

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Sustainable Fashion Competition is Open for Applications From Co. Louth Secondary School Students

Louth County Council is delighted to announce its involvement with the Relove Fashion Competition 2022. Fast Fashion has a significant negative impact on our environment, producing clothes uses a lot of our natural resources, like water and energy and creates greenhouse gas emissions which are responsible for climate change. The competition, open to students across […]

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Minister’s Response on Small Business Support “Woefully Inadequate!”

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has said the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons’ response to questioning on support for small businesses is woefully inadequate. In his response to a question tabled by Ms McLaughlin, the Minister failed to detail any efforts on his behalf to put new support schemes in place. The Foyle MLA said: “The […]

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Community Constituency Health Portadown Upper Bann

Event to Mark Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) Team’s 21st Birthday

The Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) team in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust are hosting an event to mark their 21st birthday. The team are marking this milestone occasion with an event on Wednesday 5th October at Seagoe Parish Centre, where they will reflect on just how far they’ve come over the past two […]

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VAT on Newspapers Needs to Be Cut to zero in Upcoming Budget – Ó Murchú

Louth Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has called for VAT on newspapers to be cut to zero in the upcoming Budget, to give ‘a vital lifeline to local papers across Ireland’. The Dundalk deputy said Sinn Féin has included a zero VAT rate for newspapers in their alternative budget which is being published tomorrow […]

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DUP Councillor Charged in Court With Trying to Sexually Communicate With Two Children

A suspended DUP councillor was today (thurs) charged with trying to sexually communicate with two ‘children.’ Although he did not appear at Downpatrick Magistrates Court by video link, 59-year-old William Walker was charged with two offences alleged to have been committed between 11-21 February this year. Walker, originally from Killyleagh but now with an address […]

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Murphy Says British Government Support Falls Short Once Again

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the measures announced today by the British government do not go far enough to support families and businesses struggling with rising costs. The Sinn Féin Finance Minister said: “I note the support announced by the British government today, but once again it has fallen short of what is […]

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Health Minister Wants You to Get the Covid and Flu Vaccines

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the roll out of the winter vaccination programme during a visit to Lisadian Private Nursing Home in Hillsborough. Residents and staff at the home are amongst the first recipients of the winter vaccination that includes the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine programme. Over the coming weeks community pharmacies will […]

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£100 Home Heating Oil Payment Falls Short of What’s Needed – UUP

Ulster Unionist Party Communities Spokesperson Andy Allen MLA said: “The UK Government’s announcement today of a one-off £100 payment for households who use home heating oil in Northern Ireland, falls short of the level of support needed. Although this is in addition to the previously announced £400 energy bills support scheme payment for electricity bills […]