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Business Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

MP Welcomes Lidl Investment in Craigavon

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the announcement of a £3.5m investment by Lidl in the Craigavon area is welcome, particularly with the creation of 10 new supermarket jobs and 200 jobs during the construction phase. Carla Lockhart said: “Since entering the Northern Ireland market, Lidl has become a very popular store for many […]

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Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Time For Lockhart to End Brexit Spin – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the most recent report by Manufacturing NI highlights the biggest concern for manufacturers is access to workers and not the Protocol, as our local MP Carla Lockhart would have us believe. The report highlights the priority in the current negotiations must be on finding practical solutions to ensure the […]

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Business Community Government Health Politics Stormont Uncategorized

Executive to Relax Covid-19 Restrictions: Here’s the Roadmap and Timeline

The Executive has today agreed an approach for relaxing the measures put in place to manage the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Ministers were updated today by the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor, who have confirmed that we are likely to be past the peak in case numbers, although it remains possible that case numbers […]

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Government Lurgan Politics Stormont

We Need to See Intensified EU-UK Negotiations Providing Outcomes – UUP

Following the joint statement from Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and EU Commission Vice–President Maroš Šefčovič, Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie MC MLA said: “Whilst it is welcome that Liz Truss and Maroš Šefčovič have had their first face-to-face meeting in a cordial atmosphere, from the 24th January onwards we need to see more intensity and a laser-like […]

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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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Community Government Politics Stormont

UUP Welcomes Additional Energy Support Package

East Belfast Ulster Unionist MLA, Andy Allen MBE, has welcomed the announcement of additional funding to provide intervention to households affected by soaring energy costs. Mr Allen said: “I welcome the announcement that the Executive have approved £55 million in funding to provide an energy support payment to households affected by soaring energy costs. “At […]

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Crime Government Politics Stormont

Constant Delays in Accountability for NAMA Scandals Further Damage Public Confidence – Aontu

Aontú has sharply criticised the delayed trial of two Belfast businessmen until 2023 over alleged fraud in relation to a £1 billion loan deal, as further damaging public confidence and delaying accountability for NAMA scandals. An Teachta Tóibín: “The NAMA scandals are some of the most egregious examples of alleged corruption and fraud in Irish […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government

Fianna Fáil Welcomes ‘considerable’ Improvements to Tenant Purchase Scheme

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Brendan Smith has welcomed new changes to the Tenant Purchase Scheme which have been introduced by the Housing Minister and will come into effect from the 1st February. Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “A very welcome change is the decision to enable pensioners to purchase their own council home.  The […]

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Community Upper Bann Westminster

Groups Urged to Apply for Platinum Jubilee Funding

Member of Parliament for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, has urged community groups and other voluntary organisations to apply for grant funding from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to host events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Carla Lockhart said: “The celebration of the Platinum Jubilee will be a wonderful occasion right across […]