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Chairperson Welcomes St Moninna’s Primary School to Council Chamber

Sixty school children from St Moninna’s Primary School, Newry Student Council visited Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage and Council officials at Council Offices in Downpatrick recently. The pupils from Primary 6, expressed an interest in visiting the Council as they were keen to learn more about the plans to build the […]

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Winner of Schools’ Label Design Competition for Aughnagun Honey Jars Announced

A new label has been designed by one of our local primary school children for the jars of honey produced by the native Irish black honeybees that were rehomed last June at the old landfill site at Aughnagun. Leah Campbell, from St Dallan’s Primary School in Warrenpoint, designed the label after entering a competition run […]

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First Sod Cut on New £28million School in Newcastle

Construction has started on the new £28million Shimna Integrated College in Newcastle. The project represents an investment of over £28million from the Fresh Start Programme and when completed, will provide accommodation for 620 pupils. Dr Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education said: “This is an important day for Shimna Integrated College as […]

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MP Praises Portadown Heritage Tours for ‘Exemplary’ Exhibition

Local DUP Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has paid a glowing tribute to the team behind Portadown Heritage Tours, following their week long exhibition showcasing the role of Portadown in the ‘Great War’. Speaking after attending the exhibition, Carla Lockhart said: “The Portadown area has a rich heritage, and the role played by the community […]

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Road Safety Improvements Secured for Killean Primary School – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed a commitment from DFI to install a number of measures to improve road safety at Killean primary school. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Improving road safety at Killean primary school has been a priority for Sinn Féin and we have worked closely with the school and local […]

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Council Delivers Cycle Training Sessions to Primary Schools

Killowen Primary School, Rostrevor is one of five schools in the district to receive a free Level One Cycle Training session as part of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Active Travel Programme facilitated by Sustrans NI. Visiting the school to lend his support as the pupils took part in their training session, Council Chairperson, […]

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The Future is Bright for SRC WorldSkill UK Team Members

The year 2024 will see greatness descend on France.  Taking centre stage next summer is the Paris 2024 Olympics, closely followed by ‘Skills Olympics’ in September in Lyon.  With 1,500 competitors competing in 60 categories, WorldSkills is the pinnacle event in apprenticeship training and standards.  WorldSkills has often been dubbed the ‘Skills Olympics’ as competitors […]

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Footpath Essential for Dromin Schoolchildren – McGeough

Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough raised concerns held by parents of schoolchildren walking to school from Dromin village at February’s Ardee Municipal meeting. He welcomed comments from the Council that the matter would be considered under the Active Travel Investment Grants but advised that this be addressed sooner rather then later. Cllr McGeough said “I […]

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The Only Way Is Up for St Ronan’s -Mackle

Sinn Fein Councillor Liam Mackle has welcomed the start of site works for the new St Ronan’s on the old St Michael’s site on the Cornakinnegar road.  Cllr Mackle said: ‘There have been a few false dawns on the long journey to have the new St Ronan’s school built but through the gritted determination of […]

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The Government Plans to Teach Primary School Children About Trans Issues Ignores Consent of Most Parents

Commenting on the Governments’ Plans to teach Primary School children about trans issues Aontú Leader Peadar Tóbín stated; “Firstly, our education system needs to be one of compassion. Gender dysphoria is real and is not easy for anyone. All students, no matter their orientation or identity should be treated with respect and compassion. All citizens […]