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Only Major Reform Can Deliver a Working Government – Workers Party

For the second time in five years the Northern Ireland Assembly has no Executive. Sinn Fein collapsed it with a walk out in 2017 and now the DUP have refused to walk in and allow a new Executive to be formed: people, public services and any prospect of progress are being held to ransom. Both […]

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Agriculture Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

World Sheepdog Trials Comes to NI

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the hosting of the World Sheepdog Trials at Gill Hall this September will bring huge benefits for local tourism and hospitality providers, with over 50,000 people expected to attend. This week the DUP MP hosted a meeting between some of the organisers and DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA. […]

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NMD Refuse Collection Bank Holiday Arrangements

Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres  Refuse Collection All refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July 2022.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED.  If due to unforeseen circumstances, […]

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Business Community Constituency Council Events Government Lifestyle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Newry Set for Summer in the City

Newry City is gearing up for a summer of entertainment with a ‘Summer in the City’ programme of events. Newry BID (Business Improvement District) has organised the campaign to encourage people to spend time in the city over the summer. The programme is part funded by the Newry Mourne and Down Council Community Grant scheme. […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Questions Raised Over Albert Basin Park’s Inclusion in Levelling Up Funding

A row has broken out regarding the lack of interest for the Albert Basin Park to be included in Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils “Levelling up” funding application. The “Levelling up” Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Newry Town Hall Lit up for Action Mesothelioma Day

Chairperson Councillor Michael Savage has lit up Newry Town Hall and Down Leisure Centre blue this evening to mark ‘Action Mesothelioma Day’. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that deserves more attention. The Chairperson said “It is import to highlight the Meso campaign and make people aware of this type of cancer […]

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Constituency Government Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Government Must Stay the Course on Protocol Bill – Lockhart

Speaking in the House of Commons during the second stage of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, DUP MP for Upper Bann Carla Lockhart has said the Bill is finally recognition from the Government of the damage the Protocol is doing to Northern Ireland, and urged the Government to progress the bill through the House with […]

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Community Constituency Council Education Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Year 9 pupils from Newry, Mourne and Down attended an interactive careers inspiration event called 4C UR Future LIVE. The innovative event, held in Newry Leisure Centre on Thursday 9 June, was organised by 4C UR Future – a not-for-profit Community Interest Company – in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.   4C […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Positive Impact of NI Kidney Research Fund Marked in Westminster

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined with huge crowds in Waringstown on Friday night at the Vintage Cavalcade in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund and praised the work of the charity in providing financial support towards kidney research for the last fifty years. Speaking at the event, Carla Lockhart said: “The Vintage […]

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

Council Provides Free Health MOTs for Men’s Health Week

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted a Men’s Health Event in partnership with the Rural Health Partnership Clanrye Group, Bolster, Rural Health Partnership, the Council’s Health and In-equalities dept, P.I.P.S, and Aware NI on Thursday 16 June in Slieve Gullion. The event included free taster workshops, activities and health checks as part of a […]