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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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Calls for Government to Eradicate Child Poverty

Local MP Carla Lockhart has met with local Portadown based charity Aspire NI to discuss what steps Government can take to help eradicate child poverty. The DUP representative was joined by Cllr Margaret Tinsley, in their meeting with Katie Cromie from Aspire NI. Speaking after the meeting, Carla said: “Aspire NI exists to work with […]

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

SDLP Calls for Emergency Childcare Scheme

The SDLP has called for an emergency intervention to save childcare places across Northern Ireland and ease pressures on working families.  SDLP Newry & Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has said that action is needed to prevent the loss of childcare places which would have a significant impact on working families. He was speaking as the […]

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MP Offers Assistance to Those Encountering Energy Support Payment Problems

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has said help is available for anyone living in Upper Bann who is encountering problems in accessing the £600 support payment, being issued by the Government as part of the Energy Bill Support Scheme. Carla Lockhart said: “This scheme is welcome, and I know that it will provide a much needed […]

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Advice for Consumers as Roll Out of £600 Payments Begin in Northern Ireland

The Energy Bill Support Scheme payments will begin in Northern Ireland today, Monday 16 January, with the first payments being made to consumers registered as vulnerable with their energy supplier, and the remainder being posted in batches to assist delivery. Speaking as the first payments are dispatched, Peter McClenaghan, Director of Infrastructure and Sustainability at […]