Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Slumlords Stealing £600 Vouchers From Tenants

In the past week it has come to the attention of the wider Republican Movement in Newry that a number of landlords have stolen the £600 energy voucher from their tenants. Local Saoradh spokesperson Cliodhna McCool explained “On at least one occasion a female tenant was “kicked out” of the home for simply asking for […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Election 2023 Elections Newry Newry and Armagh

Grant Praises Local Food Banks

Applauding the services provided by local foodbanks, Workers Party representative Nicola Grant said, “There can be absolutely no doubt that emergency food parcels, provided by volunteer organisations in the Newry and Armagh area, continue to serve as a lifeline for many local families and children”. “Figures provided by one of the largest local networks continue […]

Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Government Health Stormont

Dept of Health Calls for “Respectful Debate” Despite Continued Service Closures

The Department of Health would ask for respectful public debate on the future of health and social care services. Communities rightly value local services very highly and are fully entitled to strongly advocate for their retention. However, vigorous debate should not spill over into personal abuse and vilification. Likewise, questioning the honesty or motivations of […]

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Sinn Féin Committed to Delivery of First Class Park for Newry – Kearns

Sinn Féin councillor Geraldine Kearns has reiterated Sinn Féin’s commitment to deliver a first class park for Newry. The Newry City councillor said: “Ensuring that this project is delivered is a key priority for Sinn Féin.  “Over the last number of years, the Sinn Féin team has worked to support the delivery of this park, […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont

DUP MLA Calls Daisy Hill Emergency Surgery Decision “Unsurprising”

Newry and Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin has called the recent announcement of emergency general surgery at Daisy Hill Hospital being moved to Craigavon permanently as unsurprising, Commenting on the proposal to close Emergency General Surgery at Daisy Hill Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA stated: “This sadly isn’t a surprising announcement given […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Election 2023 Elections Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Surgery Announcement “a Major Body Blow”, says Grant

Nicola Grant of the Workers Party has reacted strongly to the Southern Trust’s  formal proposal to discontinue an emergency surgery service at Daisy Hill calling the move “a major body blow to the hospital and the local community”“We were told last February that the transfer of the service to Craigavon was a temporary  measure. Many of […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Daisy Hill to Lose Emergency Surgery PERMANENTLY!

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is proposing that all Emergency General Surgery Services for the area are delivered from the Craigavon Area Hospital site on a permanent basis. The proposal was approved at Trust Board (Thursday 26th January) and is now available for public consultation. From February 2022, as a contingency measure, in […]

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

NIPSA Health Workers Join Other Unions at Dozens of Picket Lines Across NI Tomorrow

Thousands of NIPSA health workers will join colleagues from other unions at dozens of picket lines across Northern Ireland tomorrow (Thursday, 26 January) against the backdrop of a unprecedented cost-of-living crisis. The 24 hour stoppage will be the second full day of action taken by health sector unions in their campaign to secure safe staffing, […]

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 […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

DUP Boycott of Executive Has Left Public Services at Mercy of Cruel Tory Cuts! – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the DUP’s boycott of the Executive has left public services at the mercy of cruel Tory cuts. Speaking after the Budget Bill passed through Westminster today, Conor Murphy said: “The decision by the DUP to boycott the Executive has left people and public services exposed to the full […]