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Community Upper Bann

New Energy Scheme a Step Forward, But Working Households Need Support Too! – Lockhart

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has said the creation of a new £55m energy scheme by the Northern Ireland Executive is a welcome step to support those in fuel poverty but has called on the Communities Minister Deidre Hargey MLA to step up with support for working families who are struggling with the heating […]

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Community Crime Newry

Coade Condemns Racist Graffiti in Newry

Newry and Armagh Alliance representative Jackie Coade has condemned the recent racist graffiti at the Mourneview Park estate in Newry. Ms Coade said: “There are just no words. I was contacted earlier today about this disgusting racist slur dubbed across a house in the Mourneview area of Newry. It is hugely disappointing to see this […]

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Community Crime Newry

Casey Condemns Racist Graffiti in Newry

Sinn Féin Cllr. Charlie Casey has condemned those responsible for the despicable graffiti with racist undertones in the Mourne View area of Newry. Charlie commented on the news, saying: “In the early hours of this morning, this graffiti was daubed across a home in Newry.  “This is the second time in as many days that […]

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Community Crime

O’Dowd Extends Condolences to Family of Ashling Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has extended his solidarity and condolences to the family of Ashling Murphy and highlighted the urgency of tackling violence against women and girls. Speaking after attending a vigil in Lurgan town centre in her memory Mr O’Dowd said : “My thoughts are with Ashling’s family, her friends, her pupils and […]

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Community Louth

Is Long-Term Leasing a Housing Crisis in Waiting? – Byrne

Each year the Council sets out its aims and targets for delivery of its services and this year’s plan has been described as ‘vague, un-ambitious and a missed opportunity’ by Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne but she was especially critical of the inclusion of the ‘Long Term Leasing’ delivery plans. Cllr Byrne is opposed to […]

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Business Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

MP Welcomes Lidl Investment in Craigavon

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the announcement of a £3.5m investment by Lidl in the Craigavon area is welcome, particularly with the creation of 10 new supermarket jobs and 200 jobs during the construction phase. Carla Lockhart said: “Since entering the Northern Ireland market, Lidl has become a very popular store for many […]

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Banbridge Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

DUP – “time to reign in the trolling wild west”

The DUP Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart and Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds have met senior representatives of Twitter UK this afternoon and pressed for answers as to why abusive tweets by anonymous accounts are not removed by the platform.  Carla Lockhart said,  “The tweets against Diane over Christmas are rightly being investigated by the […]

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Community Louth

‘Council’s Service Delivery Plan Vague, Un-ambitious and a Missed Opportunity’

Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne has blasted Louth County Council’s Annual Service Delivery plan as vague, un-ambitious and a missed opportunity to aim to improve services throughout the County. Issues with the plan dominated December’s full council meeting when Cllr Byrne highlighted a lengthy list of areas where she felt the plan did not aspire […]

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Crime Lurgan Politics Upper Bann

Further Evidence of Collusion-Mackle

Sinn Féin Council Group leader Liam Mackle has said that a report by the Police Ombudsman into the killings of 19 people is further damning evidence of a policy of British state collusion with loyalist paramilitaries during the conflict. Cllr Mackle was speaking after the Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson published the findings of her investigation […]

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Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Time For Lockhart to End Brexit Spin – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the most recent report by Manufacturing NI highlights the biggest concern for manufacturers is access to workers and not the Protocol, as our local MP Carla Lockhart would have us believe. The report highlights the priority in the current negotiations must be on finding practical solutions to ensure the […]