Business Community Politics South Armagh Government Council NMD Council Constituency Newry and Armagh Elections Election 2023

Planning Delays Compromising Investment for South Armagh – Murphy

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has expressed concern at the delay in the council processing planning applications. Speaking in relation to a project to develop a mobile phone mast in the Camlough and Bessbrook area, the Slieve Gullion councillor said: “The delay facing planning applications such as these, is proving to be problematic.  “The application […]

Business Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council Politics

Rates Rise Avoidable!

Nicola Grant has condemned last night’s 5.99% rates increase and has called the council’s decision ‘uncaring and unimaginative’ “This is just not acceptable”, the local Workers Party representative said. “Claiming that the rates rise was the lowest that could be achieved, just won’t wash”. The council is sitting on financial reserves of £35 million pounds. […]

Business Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Based Gray Design Wins Contract to Upgrade 30 Specsavers Branches Throughout Ireland

Congratulations to our member, Gray Design Ltd who have been appointed by Specsavers Ireland to upgrade and deliver over 30 new stores across the island of Ireland. Newry-based Gray Design Ltd, which also has offices in Dublin and Belfast, will join the Specsavers Ireland team as a Designer & Project Manager and will be responsible […]

Business Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont

New Political Leadership Required to Transform Invest NI – Murphy

With an annual budget of almost £140m and over 600 staff Invest NI is well resourced to develop our economy. However, under the DUP’s control since 2007 the organisation has lacked a clear and consistent set of objectives. Some larger companies and consultants have been well catered for, but the vast majority of small businesses […]

Business Community Constituency Craigavon Government Stormont Upper Bann

Rushmere Buyout Welcomed

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has welcomed news that Rushmere Shopping centre has been purchased out of administration by Killahoey Group. Mr O’Dowd said: “There has been some uncertainty for businesses and workers in Rushmere since it went into administration in April 2022.  “Those businesses and workers who are the heartbeat of the centre will […]

Advertising Business Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Two Stacks

Two Stacks Release New Irish Cream Liqueur

Two Stacks is delighted to present our double cream liqueur. A project under works for over a year, with the ambition to create a luxurious, complex and most of all delicious Irish cream liqueur. Working with the great people at Robert A Merry & Co in Clonmel, developing a cream liqueur unlike anything that has […]

Business Community Crime

Shell Records Highest Profits in 115 Years

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said that reports that Shell has reported record annual profits, the highest in 115 years, further evidence the need for the Government to introduce to regulate the supply of oil and gas within the UK, to shelve any suggestion of increasing fuel duty in March. Carla Lockhart said: “I […]

Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

2,000 Jobs Cut at PayPal Dundalk

The news that PayPal, which has its European headquarters in Dundalk, is to cut 2,000 full time jobs is a ‘dreadful’ blow for the town as workers ‘wait once more to see where the axe will fall’, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. In an email sent to workers globally which […]

Business Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont

Kimmins Welcomes £2.1 million Investment

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed a £2.1 million investment in two 5,000 sq ft units at Carnbane Industrial Estate in Newry being made by Techemet. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “The £2.1 million investment will help create employment and prosperity in the town. “ It is important that we attract jobs to […]

Business Community Constituency Government Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Multi-Million Pound Investment Boost in Lurgan

John O’Dowd has described the announcement of a multi-million pound investment and job boost in Lurgan as ‘excellent news’ for Upper Bann. Commenting after County Armagh plastics manufacturing company Radius Plastics announced its planning of a huge multi-million redevelopment of its Lurgan base, the MLA said: “It is excellent news that this move at the Halfpenny Valley […]