Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Women’s Aid CEO Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Eileen Murphy, CEO of Women’s Aid Armagh Down (WAAD) has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Inspiring Leader of the Year’ Award at the CO3 Annual Leadership Award. The annual awards sponsored by Evelyn Partners, recognise the great leaders that work across the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. In the introduction to the ‘Inspiring […]

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

Increase to Parking Charges is Another Blow to Local Businesses – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the news that car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will be another blow to local traders in the City. The Newry & Armagh MLA said: “The announcement from DFI that on-street car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will leave shoppers and local […]

Community Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh South Armagh

Bessbrook Man to Stand Trial for £450,000 Cocaine Haul

A Co. Armagh electrician accused of having cocaine worth close to half a million pounds has been ordered to stand trial in the Crown Court. Appearing in person at Lisburn Magistrates Court, 25-year-old Ryan Diamond confirmed he was aware of the three charges against him. Diamond, from Camlough Park in Bessbrook, is charged with two […]

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

Strategic Alliance Welcomes Funding Successes for Newry, Mourne and Down and Louth Region

At a recent meeting of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Louth County Council Strategic Alliance, members welcomed significant recent funding awards in the region. In November 2022, a revised action plan of activities to be delivered by both councils under the Strategic Alliance was agreed.  Key priorities included the regeneration of the […]

Community Constituency Council Election 2023 Elections Government Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

We Only Get One Chance to Do This So Lets Do It Right and Put a Lifting Bridge on Newrys Southern Relief Road

The Southern Relief Road is an essential project which will improve the wellbeing of the people of Newry by removing heavy HGVs and pollution from our city centre.  It will also provide a vital road link for the future development of Warrenpoint Port.  While I welcome the economic, environmental and health benefits such a significant […]

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

Executive Should Be Restored to Support Families With Childcare – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said more must be done to cut childcare costs for families and remove barriers to employment. Speaking from Washington today the party’s economy spokesperson renewed calls for a restored Executive to support families with childcare. Conor Murphy said: “Childcare is a huge issue for workers and families and can […]

Community Constituency International Newry Newry and Armagh Politics

Saoradh Newry to Protest Joe Biden Visit

Any notion that US imperialist President Joe Biden will visit the Newry area as part of his excursion to occupied Ireland will be vigorously opposed according to the Revolutionary Republican Party Saoradh. The announcement came after the SDLP Council chair has written to the White House inviting the warmonger to the area claiming that he […]

Armagh Community Constituency Election 2023 Elections Infrastructure Newry and Armagh

McKernan Calls for Lights for Ballymacnab Chapel

SDLP Cusher Representative Emmajayne McKernan has called for lights along the roadside at Ballymacnab Chapel, saying ‘the area is extremely dangerous’. Mrs McKernan said, “The need for roadside lighting at Ballymacnab Chapel has been a long running issue and its about time it is finally resolved by the Department of Infrastructure.   “In the dark evenings, […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Night Time Dialysis at Daisy Hill a First in Northern Ireland

Daisy Hill is the first hospital in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland to take part in a research trial aimed at improving the quality of life for adults with kidney disease. The Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s Renal Unit in the Newry hospital is participating in the Nightlife study; a clinical […]

Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Chairperson Meets with Local Charities Aware NI and Samaritans

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage met with  representatives from two local charities Aware NI and Samaritans recently to discuss the vital work they do to support the mental health and wellbeing of residents. Aware NI provides support, education and information to those people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and mood […]