Election 2022 Government Newry Politics Stormont

“It May Look Different, but it’s Same Old, Same Old” – Grant

The media and the Big 5 parties have trailed this election as the most significant one in over twenty years. But what has really changed? Workers Party candidates said consistently throughout the election campaign that the morning after polling day the big issues would remain, the cost of living, health, education, low pay and the […]

ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Council Government Portadown Sport Upper Bann

Your Local Community Centre – Here for All Your Needs

Do you know where your nearest community centre is? Do you use it? Do you know what activities are on offer? Do you know that you can hire a room for your own needs whether for a birthday party, a church group, a dance class or anything else you might have in mind? Community Centres […]

Community Health Politics

WHO Agrees to Launch Process to Develop Historic Pandemic Treaty

In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, […]

Community Government Health Newry Politics Stormont

Welcome Move on Safe Access Zones Bill! – TUV

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “I welcome the fact that the Attorney General has referred the Safe Access Zones Bill to the Supreme Court. When the legislation came before the Assembly I sought to amend it so as to provide for a reasonable excuse defence but the SDLP, Sinn Fein and Alliance voted down […]

Government Health Politics Stormont

Funding Boost for Nursing Workforce Welcomed

Northern Ireland’s Chief Nursing Officer has welcomed the confirmation of 1,335 nursing and midwifery university places for 2022/23. Speaking on International Nurses Day, Maria McIlgorm, said: “Nurses have been to the fore of our response to Covid-19 and we fully recognise not only how challenging the pandemic period has been but also the very serious […]

Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont

McGrath: DUP Executive Blockage Preventing Nurses Pay Rise!

SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath has said the DUP’s refusal to restore the Executive is preventing nurses from receiving a long-overdue pay rise.  Speaking on International Nurses Day, Mr McGrath said it was long past time that nurses pay reflected the level of skill required for the role and the pressure and demands staff […]

ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Council Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann

Remember to Licence Your Dog – or Face a Fine Urges Council!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is reminding all residents that if you keep or own a dog you must obtain a dog licence from Council. It is compulsory for all dog owners to have a current dog licence for their dog – otherwise they could face a fixed penalty fine of £80 or […]

Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Funding From Dublin Port Company to Conserve Historic Port Records From Four Courts Fire 1922

Dublin Port Company is supporting the State’s effort to recover from the Four Courts fire of 1922 by funding the conservation of 200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port. On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts was destroyed in the opening engagement of the Civil War. In the aftermath of […]

ABC Council Banbridge Community Council Government Upper Bann

Red Arrows and Red Hot Chilli Pipers Headline Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Banbridge

ABC Council is set to host a mega military and musical spectacular as it leads the region in organising this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Banbridge on Saturday 18 June (10.30am-5.15pm). Visitors throughout Northern Ireland are expected to come out in force to the County Down town for an epic day of celebrations designed […]

Crime Newry

Newry Company Fined £3,000 for Waste Offences

Clothing recycling company Kayah Ltd of Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry, was today fined £3,000 at Newry Magistrates’ Court for two breaches of waste management legislation (plus a £15 offender’s levy). In March 2021, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigated a site at 17b Old Warrenpoint Road where controlled waste (i.e. used clothes) […]