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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Council Government Portadown Sport Upper Bann

Your Local Community Centre – Here for All Your Needs

Do you know where your nearest community centre is? Do you use it? Do you know what activities are on offer? Do you know that you can hire a room for your own needs whether for a birthday party, a church group, a dance class or anything else you might have in mind? Community Centres […]

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Community Government Health Newry Politics Stormont

Welcome Move on Safe Access Zones Bill! – TUV

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “I welcome the fact that the Attorney General has referred the Safe Access Zones Bill to the Supreme Court. When the legislation came before the Assembly I sought to amend it so as to provide for a reasonable excuse defence but the SDLP, Sinn Fein and Alliance voted down […]

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Government Health Politics Stormont

Funding Boost for Nursing Workforce Welcomed

Northern Ireland’s Chief Nursing Officer has welcomed the confirmation of 1,335 nursing and midwifery university places for 2022/23. Speaking on International Nurses Day, Maria McIlgorm, said: “Nurses have been to the fore of our response to Covid-19 and we fully recognise not only how challenging the pandemic period has been but also the very serious […]

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Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont

McGrath: DUP Executive Blockage Preventing Nurses Pay Rise!

SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath has said the DUP’s refusal to restore the Executive is preventing nurses from receiving a long-overdue pay rise.  Speaking on International Nurses Day, Mr McGrath said it was long past time that nurses pay reflected the level of skill required for the role and the pressure and demands staff […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Council Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann

Remember to Licence Your Dog – or Face a Fine Urges Council!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is reminding all residents that if you keep or own a dog you must obtain a dog licence from Council. It is compulsory for all dog owners to have a current dog licence for their dog – otherwise they could face a fixed penalty fine of £80 or […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Funding From Dublin Port Company to Conserve Historic Port Records From Four Courts Fire 1922

Dublin Port Company is supporting the State’s effort to recover from the Four Courts fire of 1922 by funding the conservation of 200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port. On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts was destroyed in the opening engagement of the Civil War. In the aftermath of […]

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ABC Council Banbridge Community Council Government Upper Bann

Red Arrows and Red Hot Chilli Pipers Headline Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Banbridge

ABC Council is set to host a mega military and musical spectacular as it leads the region in organising this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Banbridge on Saturday 18 June (10.30am-5.15pm). Visitors throughout Northern Ireland are expected to come out in force to the County Down town for an epic day of celebrations designed […]

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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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ABC Council Community Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann

Sign-Up For the Annual Craigavon Lake Run!

Spring into action and get your trainers at the ready for the fun-filled annual Craigavon Lake Run! Taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 6.45pm, South Lake Leisure Centre will be the venue for this year’s event. Participants can take part in the 1k family fun run, 5k, 10k or 10k wheelchair races. Sponsored […]

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Government Politics Stormont

Resounding ‘No’ to Restoration of Stormont While Protocol Lasts

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:- “If Boris Johnston is coming to Northern Ireland to urge restoration of the Stormont institutions while the Protocol remains – with mere promise of future change or just tough words – then, the response of unionists who recognise the dire constitutional consequences of the Protocol, must be a firm […]