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Spring Forward and Secure Your New Job at Newry, Mourne and Down Job Fair

Newry, Mourne and Down Labour Market Partnership is offering local employers and residents the opportunity to come together at a Job Fair in Downpatrick on Thursday 9 March 2023. Providing a platform for businesses across the district to promote a range of vacancies, the Newry, Mourne and Down Job Fair will entice those interested in […]

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Fire Service Votes For Strike Action

Firefighters across the UK have delivered a decisive mandate for strike action, with 88% voting Yes on a 73% turnout. The strike ballot opened on 5th  December and closed on 30th January.  Two separate simultaneous ballots, in Northern Ireland and among Control Room staff in the North West of England, also delivered strong results. In Northern Ireland, the result […]

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

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Agrees to District Rates Rise of 5.99%

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has struck the rate for the incoming financial year of 5.99%. The Domestic Rate for 2023/2024 will be 0.4395 pence, for a property valued at £133,000* this would lead to an annual increase of £33.05 per year or £2.75 per month. The non-domestic District Rate for 2023/24 is 27.2846 […]

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Community Constituency Crime Government South Down Stormont Warrenpoint

Ennis Slams Invasive Use of Counselling Records in Sexual Assault Trials

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has slammed the invasive use of victims’ counselling records in sexual assault trials. The South Down MLA said: “It is unacceptable that victims of sexual assault cannot access mental health support from counsellors without the worry that their words will end up being read out in a court room. “This […]

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Community Constituency Crime South Down

Two Men Arrested Following Discovery of Cannabis Farm in Co. Down

Two men arrested following the discovery of a cannabis farm in County Down. Detectives from the Organised Crime Unit, assisted by colleagues in District Support Team and local Neighbourhood policing teams, have arrested two men following the discovery of a large cannabis farm at a property in County Down. Detective Inspector Kelly said: “This is […]

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

Chairperson’s Supports Local Charities with Charity Ball

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage has been raising vital funds for the four charities that he has chosen to support during his year in office. On Friday 3 February, over 300 guests turned out in their finery for the Chairperson’s Charity Ball at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry where they […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont Westminster

McGrath: NI Secretary Has Responsibility to Progress Dáithí’s Law

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris needs to take responsibility and progress Dáithí’s Law. He was speaking after a meeting between the Secretary of State and the MacGabhann family on Wednesday. South Down MLA Mr McGrath said: “The Secretary of State had the opportunity today to express his full support […]

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Changes to Housing Selection Scheme Announced

Changes to the Housing Selection Scheme in Northern Ireland come into effect this week. The Housing Selection Scheme and Common Waiting List governs the allocation of all permanent social housing in Northern Ireland. It has been in place for more than 20 years and changes are now being introduced to ensure that those in greatest […]

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Constituency Crime South Down Warrenpoint

£20,000 Reward on 4th Anniversary of Murder of 37 Year Old Wayne Boylan

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team are making a renewed appeal for information on the fourth anniversary of the brutal murder of 37-year-old Wayne Boylan following a £20,000 reward from the independent charity Crimestoppers. Mr Boylan, a father of one, was shot dead in the Lower Dromore Road area of […]

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Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Downpatrick Education Kilkeel Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down Upper Bann

Southern Regional College Leading the Way With Accreditation Status!

Southern Regional College are the proud recipients of a formal accreditation status from The Royal Society of Chemistry. The College is the only Further Education College within Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade, and one of six Further Education providers in the UK with permission to use The Royal Society of Chemistry’s crest! The College […]