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Election 2022 Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Kelly Demands Executive Ministers Focus on the Job Not political games!

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has said she is frustrated and angry at the continued threats to stability and delivery from the DUP and Sinn Fein. With just four months of this mandate left, the SDLP is calling for the delivery of the agreed New Decade New Approach commitments. The Upper Bann MLA said: […]

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Community Election 2022 Government Politics Stormont

Pressure Building in Housing Market as House Prices & Waiting Lists Increase – Aontu

Aontú Deputy Leader and Fermanagh/South Tyrone Rep Cllr Denise Mullen has raised serious concern over the rapidly increasing pressure average house prices increase by over £25,000 pounds since January 2020 and housing waiting lists increase. Cllr Mullen: “Since January 2020, the average house price in the North has increased by over £25,000. That’s more than […]

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Education Election 2022 South Down

McKevitt: DUP Minister Must Do More to Keep People Safe in Schools

SDLP Crotlieve councillor Karen McKevitt has said DUP Minister Michelle McIlveen must do more to keep pupils and staff safe in school. Mrs McKevitt was speaking after the Assembly was recalled on Monday to discuss the Covid-19 situation in schools, and the inaction from the Minister to take steps to mitigate the current spread of […]

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Education Election 2022 Lurgan Upper Bann

Education Minister Must Deliver Robust Safety Measures For Schools

The Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, Alliance Upper Bann representative Eóin Tennyson has said. Mr Tennyson said while his party supported an Assembly recall petition to bring the Minister to the chamber, many pupils had already returned without appropriate actions being taken or plans outlined by the Department of Education.  The […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

TUV Announce Newry and Armagh Assembly Candidate

TUV have announced that Keith Ratcliffe will contest Newry and Armagh for the party in the Assembly election. Keith is a native of Laurelvale and is active in the Loyal Orders, serving as Deputy Master of Kilcluney Temperance Volunteers LOL 132 and Worshipable Master of Erin’s First Royal Blues RBP 1, Trandragee. He has run […]

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Community Election 2022 Politics

£2m Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme a Shambles – Aontu

Aontú Deputy Leader and Fermanagh South Tyrone rep Cllr Denise Mullen has lambasted the chaotic Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme. She stated: “When the Department of Communities announced the £2m crisis fuel fund in December to ease the burden of fuel costs on 20,000 vulnerable families, there was a sense of relief that at last something […]

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Education Election 2022 Newry

McNulty Highlights Need For Greater School Support For Pupils With Autism

SDLP Newry & Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has highlighted the need for greater school support for pupils and students with autism and other special educational needs. At Wednesday’s Assembly Education Committee, Mr McNulty raised the case of a nine-year old boy from Co Antrim, whose mother had to take the Education Authority (EA) to an […]

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Election 2022 Politics South Down Stormont

McKevitt Demands Executive Ministers Focus on the Job Not Political Games

SDLP Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Karen McKevitt has said she is frustrated and angry at the continued threats to stability and delivery from the DUP and Sinn Fein. With just four months of this mandate left, the SDLP is calling for the delivery of the agreed New Decade New Approach commitments. Cllr. McKevitt said: […]

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Community Election 2022 Politics Stormont

Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme Falls Short of What’s Needed – UUP

The Ulster Unionist Party’s East Belfast MLA and Communities spokesperson, Andy Allen MBE, has raised concerns that the Emergency Fuel Scheme falls short of what’s needed. Mr Allen said: “Following the announcement of the allocation of £2M for an Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme, I repeatedly sought to obtain detail on the scheme in advance of […]

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Downpatrick Election 2022 Health South Down Stormont

McGrath: Cancer Patients Failed Throughout Pandemic!

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said that cancer patients in the North have been continually failed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. He was commenting after the latest cancer waiting time figures from the Department of Health showed all targets had been missed. South Down MLA Mr McGrath said: “That all targets for the North’s cancer […]