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Ennis Hails Progress on Narrow Water Bridge Project

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has hailed progress on the development of Narrow Water Bridge as key to ‘unlocking South Down’s potential’. Speaking after meeting with An Taoiseach at the proposed site for the bridge, the South Down MLA also called on the Irish government to progress other key projects outlined in New Decade, New […]

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Alliance Motion Seeks Funding for Albert Basin Park and Other Active Travel Projects 

Newry, Mourne and Down Council will debate a motion that calls for an officer to be made responsible for identifying funding for cross-border tourism and active travel projects.  The motion, brought forward by Alliance Councillor Cadogan Enright, specifically names a number of projects the council officer will seek funding for through the Shared Island Fund. […]

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Narrow Water Bridge Project Reaches New Milestone

Another milestone has been reached in progressing the Narrow Water Bridge Project with the commencement of an advanced works contract for the construction of a compensatory bird roost site. Further to the milestones achieved this year such as Northern Ireland Bridge Orders taking effect and Louth County Council issuing a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to […]

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Questions Raised Over Albert Basin Park’s Inclusion in Levelling Up Funding

A row has broken out regarding the lack of interest for the Albert Basin Park to be included in Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils “Levelling up” funding application. The “Levelling up” Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and […]

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Newry Group Claims Council ” Not Interested in Listening” When It Comes to City Park

There was frustration at a recent meeting of the Park Stakeholders Forum, which was described by one participant as a “sham”. No councillors from Newry attended the meeting, which was chaired by a councillor from Crossmaglen. A spokesperson from Newry 2020, the group behind the campaign for a park, said it was clear that the […]

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Savage: “People’s Park is finally on its way!”

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has said he believes the 15 acre Park at the Albert Basin is finally on its way following the approval of the Outline Business Case (OBC) to unlock over £16 million for Phase One of the project. Councillor Savage seconded the proposal at a recent SP&R Committee to submit the […]

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Plans for a City Park in Newry Advance as Council Agrees Outline Business Case

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategy, Policy and Resources (SPR) Committee has agreed the outline business case for a City Park at Newry’s Albert Basin as part of plans to unlock funding of £16.2 million. Subject to ratification at a meeting of full Council in June the outline business case will be submitted to […]

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Come Clean on Albert Basin Funding and Future – Grant

The Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has called on the Department for Finance to act immediately to re-assure local people that the £16.2 million funding for the Albert Basin Park project is secure and will remain available to the Council and the project development team. “There is considerable concern locally that slippage on the original timetable […]

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We Need to Prioritise the Albert Basin Park – Coade

Alliance representative Jackie Coade has said that while the Newry City Regeneration Programme will enhance the area, it must take on board the growing local concerns for the outcome of the project. Speaking as plans for new Civic Centre continued, Jackie said the Alliance Party would continue to support plans to prioritise the park and […]

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Newry Chamber Issues Open Letter to Members on Newry Regeneration Project

Letter to members We would like to update our members on the Chamber’s current position on the Newry City Centre Regeneration Project. Firstly, our long-stated position is that we welcome the proposed investment in our city. This has the potential to transform the economic and social environment for the citizens of our entire region. Newry […]