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Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Downpatrick Education Kilkeel Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down Upper Bann

Southern Regional College Leading the Way With Accreditation Status!

Southern Regional College are the proud recipients of a formal accreditation status from The Royal Society of Chemistry. The College is the only Further Education College within Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade, and one of six Further Education providers in the UK with permission to use The Royal Society of Chemistry’s crest! The College […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Craigavon Downpatrick Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Down Upper Bann

4,000 Unite NHS Members to Strike Across NI Tomorrow

Health and social care workers determined to defend living standards Members of Unite, which represents 4,000 health and social care workers across Northern Ireland, will be joining members of other health unions in taking industrial action tomorrow (Thursday 26 January).  The strike is a result of the failure to deliver a cost of living pay […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Kilkeel Lurgan Newcastle Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

NIFRS Recruiting For On-Call Firefighters In 46 Fire Stations

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 46 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.  On-Call Firefighters are part-time Firefighters who respond to emergency incidents in their local area, including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls. They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice to their […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

Dáithí’s Law Delayed 

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said that a delay to Dáithií’s law is an absolute disgrace. He was speaking after it emerged the automatic opt-out organ donation system will be held up due to the lack of an Executive and Assembly. Mr McGrath said the DUP’s Stormont boycott could not be allowed to stand […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Council Downpatrick Election 2023 Elections Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

Council Opens Up Public Buildings as Fuel Costs Rise

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is offering some of its public buildings as warm shelter for anyone unable to afford the increasing cost of home heating this winter. The ‘Open House’ initiative began its roll out in December, with Newry and Kilkeel Leisure Centres, Down Arts Centre, the Market House in Ballynahinch and Warrenpoint […]

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Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Serious Assault in Downpatrick

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of a serious assault in the Glebetown Drive area of Downpatrick on Friday, 13th January. Detective Sergeant Johnston said:  “Just before 7pm, it was reported that a man had attended a residential address in Glebetown Drive armed with a knife.  An altercation followed, in which two men in […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government International Newcastle South Down Stormont

Local Ukrainian Families Enjoy First Christmas in Northern Ireland at Denvirs

Ukrainian families living in the area on the Ukrainian resettlement scheme enjoyed a traditional Irish Christmas dinner at Denvirs Hotel in Downpatrick on Tuesday night. The event was attended by over 70 adults and children from Ukraine who are living in the Downpatrick, Newcastle, Strangford and Ballynahinch areas. The dinner was provided by Denvir’s Hotel, […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down Warrenpoint

AONB Amateur Photography Competition 2024 Calendar

Do you love taking photos?  Let your picture tell a story about your favourite scene. Your photo could be featured in two local 2024 calendars.  A number of prizes are also up for grabs! As part of the Mourne Wall Centenary Celebrations, NI Water are delighted to partner with local Councils and Agencies responsible for […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Council Downpatrick Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Chairperson Donates to Local Foodbanks at Christmas

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage launched a Christmas Food Appeal recently to provide food and essential non-food items to residents who are most in need this Christmas. Seven drop off points across the district opened from Monday 21 November to Friday 9 December to enable members of the public to […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Stormont Warrenpoint Westminster

Hazzard Tells British Secretary of State to Give Clarity on £400 Energy Payment Date

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has challenged the British Secretary of State for clarity on when workers and families will receive the £400 energy support payment. Speaking after meeting Chris Heaton Harris in London today, Chris Hazzard said: “Today, we challenged the British Secretary of State over delays in getting the £400 energy support payment […]