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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown Upper Bann

ABC Council Strike Action Suspended

Joint statement by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Joint Trade Unions (Unite the Union, GMB & NIPSA). Following positive negotiations between Management and the Joint Trade Unions an agreement in principle has been reached and approved by Elected Members, it is agreed to suspend strike action from 0001hrs on Thursday 22 September, […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down

Deal Struck in ABC Council Regarding Ongoing Strike Issues

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council held a Special Hybrid meeting of Council on Tuesday 20 September, at 6.30pm, to approve the conciliation agreement brokered by the Labour Relations Agency (LRA), between management and the Joint Trade Unions (JTUS). Following a vote, elected members approved the proposal for a bespoke local pay offer to […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down

Majority of Elected Reps Back Deal to End ABC Council Strike

The majority of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district Councillors have supported a deal to help bring strike action within the borough to an end. Speaking following the meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle said: “We are delighted that, at tonights council meeting, a majority of councillors supported this deal which will hopefully bring an end […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Politics Portadown Upper Bann

Crucial Meeting Could Bring ABC Strike Action to an End

Sinn Féin Councillor and Group Leader on ABC Council, Liam Mackle, has said all political parties must unite behind pay deal. Speaking in advance of tonights special council meeting – as requested by the Sinn Féin grouping – he said: “Tuesday night is an important night. A crucial vote will take place which could result […]

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ABC Council Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Stormont Upper Bann

Tennyson Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Alliance Upper Bann MLA Eóin Tennyson has paid tribute to Her Late Majesty the Queen. He was speaking after MLAs gathered at Stormont to express condolences.   “In the first instance, my thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time. They are mourning a much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,” said Mr Tennyson.   […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Upper Bann

Lavery Welcomes Start of Construction for Nature Boardwalk

A local Alliance Councillor has welcomed the beginning of construction work for a nature boardwalk and associated ten space car park in Montaighs Moss Nature reserve near Aghagallon. Plans for the works were previously approved by Armagh, Banbridge and Caigavon Council in 2021 however works were delayed due to the beginning of bird nesting season. The Montiaghs Moss Area of Special […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann

£2M SOAR ABC Grant Scheme Breathes New Life into Local Borough Villages

Ten local rural communities throughout Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon turn village plans into reality thanks to nearly £2 million in funding from the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the European Union, and delivered by the Southern Organisation for Action in Rural […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

Improvements for Bocombra and Drumnacanvy Area

Local MP Carla Lockhart and Portadown Councillor Margaret Tinsley have secured a range of improvements in the Bocombra and Drumnacanvy areas of Portadown, further to a number of issues being raised my members of the local community. Updating residents on the works carried out, Carla Lockhart said; “As public representatives both Margaret and I are […]

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ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh

Ratcliffe Comments on Abuse Directed at Royal Black in Armagh

TUV Newry and Armagh representative Keith Ratcliffe has slammed those who recently abused the Royal Black at a parade in Armagh City. TUV Newry and Armagh spokesman Keith Ratcliffe: “Last weekend we witnessed the next instalment of the on-going sectarian campaign which is being waged against the Unionist community in Newry and Armagh. “On Saturday […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Health Portadown Upper Bann

Smiles All Round At All Stars Summer Scheme

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council’s fun-filled All Stars Summer Scheme brings smiles to the faces of 41 local young people once more. Organised and delivered by ABC Council’s Sports Development team and supported by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the All Stars Summer Scheme brings together young people with disabilities […]