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Community Constituency Council Crime Downpatrick Government NMD Council South Down

DUP Councillor Charged in Court With Trying to Sexually Communicate With Two Children

A suspended DUP councillor was today (thurs) charged with trying to sexually communicate with two ‘children.’ Although he did not appear at Downpatrick Magistrates Court by video link, 59-year-old William Walker was charged with two offences alleged to have been committed between 11-21 February this year. Walker, originally from Killyleagh but now with an address […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

Murphy Condemns Bessbrook Pond Littering

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has condemned the recent littering in Bessbrook Pond.  The Slieve Gullion Councillor said: “I was contacted this week by a number of residents who highlighted the amount of litter that had been left in the pond.  “When I went to see the reported litter at the pond I was disappointed to see […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down Stormont

Alliance Motion Seeks Funding for Albert Basin Park and Other Active Travel Projects 

Newry, Mourne and Down Council will debate a motion that calls for an officer to be made responsible for identifying funding for cross-border tourism and active travel projects.  The motion, brought forward by Alliance Councillor Cadogan Enright, specifically names a number of projects the council officer will seek funding for through the Shared Island Fund. […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Casey Highlights Concerns Around Newry Leisure Centre

Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has expressed concerns around the standard of and access to facilities in Newry Leisure centre. The Newry City Councillor said: “In recent months we have been inundated by constituents concerned about the standards of hygiene and access to facilities on the site. “Given the fact that this State of the […]

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

Road Repairs in Forkhill Welcomed

Sinn Féin councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed a number of road repairs carried out recently in Forkhill. The Slieve Gullion councillor said: “Recently, two swerious defects developed on both the Shean road and the Longfield road in Forkhill. “At the Shean road, a blocked pipe had caused the tarmac to rise several inches. While at […]

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Council Government Newry NMD Council

Newry, Mourne and Down Council Assessment of Performance 2021-22

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Assessment of Performance 2021-22 was considered and approved by the Strategy, Policy and Resources Committee on Thursday 15 September 2022. The Chairperson of the Strategy, Policy and Resources Committee, Councillor Oonagh Hanlon said, “I am pleased to present this year’s Assessment of Performance. 2021-22 has been another challenging year […]

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

Larkin Welcomes Enabling Works for Forkhill Greenspace

Sinn Féin councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the commencement of works at the community greenspace in Forkhill this week. The Slieve Gullion councillor said: “A number of works will be carried out on the site this week, including the removal of badly overgrown shrubs, bushes and grass from the central area. “This work is scheduled to take between […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government NMD Council South Down Stormont

Alliance Politicians Blast Lack of Transparency Over Museum Downgrading

Local Alliance representatives have criticized a ‘lack of transparency’ over how crucial staffing decisions at the Down Museum were made by Newry, Mourne and Down Council in March 2020. Following a Freedom of Information request by the Lecale Historical Society, which requested information relating to the decision-making process which resulted in the rationalization of a […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

Councillors Briefed on the Way Forward for Camlough Lake Recreation Hub

Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis and her colleague Councillor Declan Murphy have welcomed a recent positive update from the council on the project to build a recreation hub at Camlough lake. Councillor Magennis said: “Councillor Murphy and I, along with the Camlough lake users group recently met with the council to discuss the current stage of the […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Council Chairperson Opens Books of Condolence Following the Death of the Queen

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage has opened Books of Condolence following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Books of Condolence will be available for signing for two weeks and are located at the Council’s Headquarters at the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick and O’Hagan House, Monaghan Row, Newry. Books of […]