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Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Politics

Minister Martin Announces the Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme 2022 (MEBAS 2022)

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, announced the opening date for the 2022 strand of the MEBAS (Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme).  This simpler, easier to access new scheme will further support performers and individuals in the music business that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. The […]

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Community Newry South Armagh

Murphy Welcomes Works at Bessbrook Playpark

Sinn Féin councillor Declan Murphy has welcomed the commencement of works at the pond playpark in Bessbrook, claiming that once completed the park will be a “fantastic asset for the community”. Councillor Murphy said: “I am delighted to see the works now begin on upgrading this play park for the people of Bessbrook. “This project […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth Seanad Éireann

Fianna Fail Welcome St.Brigid’s Public Holiday 

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement that St Brigid’s day will be marked with a new public holiday from 2023 after years of active campaigning on the issue. The closest Monday to the 1st of February will be a public holiday.  Senator O’Loughlin said, “As a Kildare person I am delighted […]

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Community Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

John O’Dowd on Loss of EU Funding

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said the loss of EU Funding due to the Tory/DUP Brexit is putting jobs and livelihoods at risk. The Upper Bann spokesperson said: “The Department for the Economy has lost £65 million per year in EU funding as direct result of the Brexit delivered by the British Government and the […]

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Climate Community Downpatrick Kilkeel South Down

McKevitt Encourages Council to Avail of E-Charging Funding

SDLP councillor Karen McKevitt has encouraged Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to apply for funding to facilitate e-charging infrastructure.   Funding is available from the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) for local councils to provide charge points for residents without off-street parking through the On-street Residential Charge Point Scheme (ORCS).   SDLP Infrastructure […]

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Community Lurgan Upper Bann

Lockhart Welcomes First Minister to Brownlow House to Celebrate Funding Boost

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has hosted a visit by First Minister Paul Givan MLA to Brownlow House, Lurgan, to discuss the continuing development of the venue as a hospitality, tourism and cultural showpiece. The MP also confirmed that Brownlow House had been successful in securing £100,000 from the Dormant Accounts Fund to assist in […]

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Community Lurgan Upper Bann

Mackle Calls for Empty Properties to Be Made Habitable

Sinn Féin Council Group leader Liam Mackle has called on private landlords who own empty properties to make them habitable. Cllr. Mackle said, “We are currently in the midst of a housing crisis, which will take time and money to tackle, and thankfully my party colleague Deirdre Hargey has introduced important plans on this. However, […]

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Community Upper Bann

New Energy Scheme a Step Forward, But Working Households Need Support Too! – Lockhart

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has said the creation of a new £55m energy scheme by the Northern Ireland Executive is a welcome step to support those in fuel poverty but has called on the Communities Minister Deidre Hargey MLA to step up with support for working families who are struggling with the heating […]

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Community Crime Newry

Coade Condemns Racist Graffiti in Newry

Newry and Armagh Alliance representative Jackie Coade has condemned the recent racist graffiti at the Mourneview Park estate in Newry. Ms Coade said: “There are just no words. I was contacted earlier today about this disgusting racist slur dubbed across a house in the Mourneview area of Newry. It is hugely disappointing to see this […]

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Community Crime Newry

Casey Condemns Racist Graffiti in Newry

Sinn Féin Cllr. Charlie Casey has condemned those responsible for the despicable graffiti with racist undertones in the Mourne View area of Newry. Charlie commented on the news, saying: “In the early hours of this morning, this graffiti was daubed across a home in Newry.  “This is the second time in as many days that […]