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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh Upper Bann

Lord Mayor Welcomes His Chosen Charities

Each year, the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon chooses two charities to support during their year of office – and this year, Councillor Paul Greenfield, has chosen to support B Positive and the Southern Hospice NI. “I am thoroughly enjoying my time as Lord Mayor so far and am delighted that part […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Louth Louth County Council Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Council Welcomes Delegation from Finland to the District

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council working in partnership with the East Border Region and Louth County Council welcomed a delegation from Kunta TEK Labour Union in Finland to our district on Friday 23 September to visit Victoria Lock, the Narrow Water Bridge site in Warrenpoint and the Carlingford Lough Greenway. The delegation comprised of […]

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Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh South Armagh

Colour Run Raises Funds For Local Charity

Students from St. Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen, Newtownhamilton High School, St. Paul’s High School Bessbrook and Newry High School took part in a colour run on Monday 26 September as part of their school social action project. The event was funded by the Executive Office’s TBUC programme and was delivered by Newry and Slieve Gullion […]

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Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Portadown Man Sentenced for Rape and Child Cruelty

Wednesday 28th September, a 50-year-old man from the Portadown area was sentenced to 18 years at Newry Crown Court for 11 counts of rape and child cruelty. The man, who cannot be named in order to protect the victims identify, will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life , and will also be […]

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

British Government Needs to do More to Help Businesses! – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government needs to do more to help struggling businesses including reinstating the reduced rate of VAT businesses had during the pandemic. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “A clear message from local businesses is that the single biggest action the British government could take to help […]

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Business Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

Workers & Families Left in The Cold After Tory Budget-O’Dowd

“The Tories have put the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people with their Budget proposals”, says Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd. His ministerial colleague Deirdre Hargey, who has described the Budget proposals as “putting the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people struggling to heat their homes”, will meet with her Scottish and Welsh counterparts later this week […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh Upper Bann Westminster

MP Hits Out at ABC Council

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has hit out at ABC Council over their refusal to collect black bags from home owners and businesses following the industrial action. The local MP recently welcomed the end of the strike saying that she was keen for a fair deal for both the workers and the rate payer.  She has […]

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Community Constituency Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Upper Bann Westminster

Lockhart Praises Funding Fair

Upper Bann MP, Carla Lockhart has hailed her recent funding fair a very successful evening with a significant number of groups and organisations from right across Upper Bann taking time to come along and engage with a range of funders. Speaking following the event Carla Lockhart MP said, “I was very grateful to all who […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont

Kimmins Welcomes £5.5m Package for GP Services

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed the health minister’s announcement of a £5.5m package to help GP services.  The Newry and Armagh MLA said an Executive must be formed now to invest an extra £1 billion in the health service.  Liz said:  “It’s welcome that GP practices will receive a £5.5 million package of […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

Footsteps in the Forest Returns to Slieve Gullion with a Magical Halloween Experience

Would you take a walk in a spooky forest during Halloween?  Well Visit Mourne is inviting everyone to do just that.  Its final Giant Adventure for this year, ‘Footsteps in the Forest’, will be a magical Halloween experience in Slieve Gullion Forest Park between Thursday 27 and Monday 31 October. This year the popular event […]