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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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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Stormont

As Oil Prices Rise by 140% in South Down, Executive Action is Needed Now More Than Ever! says Brown 

The Alliance Party have again reiterated the need for a functioning Executive and raised concerns that given the significant differences in energy markets between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, support from Westminster is not being properly tailored to people here.  At the start of the month, Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a cap on the […]

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Constituency Crime South Down Warrenpoint

Police Appeal Following Damage of Narrow Water Memorial

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage at a memorial in the Narrow Water area of Warrenpoint. A number of wreaths were reported to have been removed from their location and left in the vicinity. The report was made to police on Sunday morning, 25th September at 11am, however, the damage could have happened […]

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Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

Taylor Condemns Desecration of Narrow Water Memorial

Following the desecration of wreaths, memorial crosses and floral tributes yet again at the Narrow Water memorial to those soldiers murdered in 1979, Ulster Unionist Councillor David Taylor said: “Once again those driven by hate have taken the opportunity to cause further hurt and trauma to the loved ones of the brave soldiers who were […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Warrenpoint Westminster

‘Need for Action to Tackle Cost-of-Living Crisis!’- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said action must be taken to tackle the cost-of-living crisis which is placing a huge burden on workers, families and businesses.   Speaking at a Sinn Féin fringe meeting at the British Labour Party conference this evening, the South Down MP said: “The heavy squeeze on household and business […]

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Community Constituency Government Legacy Politics South Down Westminster

Settlement to Family of Loughlin Maginn Clear Inidcation of Failures in Police Investigation- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said a settlement made to the family of Loughlin Maginn is a clear indication of the failures in the police investigation of the 1989 murder. The South Down MP said: “The PSNI and the British Ministry of Defence have made an undisclosed settlement to the family of Loughlin Maginn […]

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Community Constituency Council Crime Downpatrick Government NMD Council South Down

DUP Councillor Charged in Court With Trying to Sexually Communicate With Two Children

A suspended DUP councillor was today (thurs) charged with trying to sexually communicate with two ‘children.’ Although he did not appear at Downpatrick Magistrates Court by video link, 59-year-old William Walker was charged with two offences alleged to have been committed between 11-21 February this year. Walker, originally from Killyleagh but now with an address […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down

Deal Struck in ABC Council Regarding Ongoing Strike Issues

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council held a Special Hybrid meeting of Council on Tuesday 20 September, at 6.30pm, to approve the conciliation agreement brokered by the Labour Relations Agency (LRA), between management and the Joint Trade Unions (JTUS). Following a vote, elected members approved the proposal for a bespoke local pay offer to […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down

Majority of Elected Reps Back Deal to End ABC Council Strike

The majority of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district Councillors have supported a deal to help bring strike action within the borough to an end. Speaking following the meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle said: “We are delighted that, at tonights council meeting, a majority of councillors supported this deal which will hopefully bring an end […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down Stormont

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. […]