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Council Appoints New Chairperson

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has appointed a new Chairperson following the election of Cathy Mason (Sinn Féin) as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). Councillor Michael Rice (Sinn Féin) will hold the position for Mrs Mason’s remaining period of office, a period of three weeks until Monday 6 June 2022. At 22 years old, Councillor Michael […]

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Plans for a City Park in Newry Advance as Council Agrees Outline Business Case

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategy, Policy and Resources (SPR) Committee has agreed the outline business case for a City Park at Newry’s Albert Basin as part of plans to unlock funding of £16.2 million. Subject to ratification at a meeting of full Council in June the outline business case will be submitted to […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Council Government Newry NMD Council

Come Clean on Albert Basin Funding and Future – Grant

The Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has called on the Department for Finance to act immediately to re-assure local people that the £16.2 million funding for the Albert Basin Park project is secure and will remain available to the Council and the project development team. “There is considerable concern locally that slippage on the original timetable […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Down Sport

Calls to Bring Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor

Independent Councillor Mark Gibbons has called on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to do everything they can to bring the hugely successful Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor. Now is the time to grab the Red Bull by the horns and, after a four year absence, bring back this iconic event, before another Council […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council

Council to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils on Thursday 9 June 2022 in Newry Leisure Centre. The event, 4C UR Future LIVE  will be delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, an industry-led Community Interest Company founded by business […]

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Council Hosts the International Dendrology Society in Castlewellan Forest Park

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted members and friends of the International Dendrology Society (IDS) in the Annesley Garden located in Castlewellan Forest Park on 26 April 2022. The IDS organise tours worldwide visiting arboreta and gardens, including botanical and private collections to see trees growing in their natural habitat.  The Council was delighted […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

Rural Business Development Grant Scheme 2022 – Open for Applications

Capital grants up to a maximum of £4,999 are now available to rural businesses to support the sustainability, recovery and development of micro businesses through DAERA’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme administered and managed by local Councils. Capital grants can provide up to a maximum of 50% grant rate and are available […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

NMD Council Bank Holiday Refuse Collection Arrangements

EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres 🟡Refuse CollectionAll refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on Easter Monday and Tuesday. 👉PLEASE HAVE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED. 🟡Household Recycling CentresAll Household Recycling Centres will be OPEN […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

Chairperson Opens Book of Condolence in Memory of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason has opened an Online Book of Condolence following the recent deaths of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo. The Book of Condolence will be available online at http://www.newrymournedown.org/chairpersons-book-of-condolences. All messages in the online book will be recorded by the Council and sent to Aidan […]

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Agriculture Community Council Government NMD Council South Armagh

Magennis Calls for Red Diesel Changes to be Reversed

Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has called on the British government to reverse the changes to red diesel entitlements which come into force.   The Slieve Gullion Councillor said: “The British government needs to reverse its decision to end the red diesel rebate. “These changes will hit businesses in construction, quarrying and manufacturing which are already […]