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Community Government Politics Stormont

Aontu Writes to Newly Elected MLAs Demanding They Forgo Salaries Until Executive is Formed!

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD and Aontú Deputy Leader Cllr Denise Mullen have written to all newly elected and re-elected MLAs demanding they forgo their salaries until a new Executive is formed. An Teachta Tóibín: “It would be absolutely wrong for MLAs to draw down Salaries in this Cost of Living Crisis while the Democratic […]

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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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Business Government Newry Newry Chamber Politics Stormont

Newry Chamber Calls on All Politicians to Return to Stormont!

Newry Chamber, which represents over 300 businesses across the Greater Newry Area, has called on political parties to return to Stormont to create a functioning government. Julie Gibbons, President of Newry Chamber said: “We have been consistent in our message with all NI political parties, GB and EU government officials and a range of stakeholders […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

O’Dowd Welcomes Increased Investment in Third-Level Education

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed the new landmark policy on the Future of Higher Education announced this morning by his colleague the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD. O’Dowd said “As part of the overall announcement the Government has decided that income contingent loans for fees will not […]

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Election 2022 Government Politics South Down Stormont

Brown Proud to be Elected as First Alliance MLA for South Down

Patrick Brown MLA expressed his thanks to voters after being elected as the first Alliance Party MLA for South Down last week. ‘The voters in South Down, and right across Northern Ireland, gave a clear indication that they are fed up with the way politics has been and they are ready for change. I am […]

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Banbridge Business Community Government Upper Bann Westminster

M & S Food Hall Opens at The Boulevard

Speaking during a visit to the new M & S Food Hall at The Boulevard, Banbridge, DUP MP Carla Lockhart has said the opening of the new state of the art store will provide a huge economic boost to the Banbridge area, as well as much needed new jobs being provided for the local community. […]

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Government Politics South Down Stormont Upper Bann

Stormont Farce Breaks New Ground! – TUV

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:- “The fact that under prevailing Stormont rules though the Infrastructure minister lost her seat and the SDLP no longer qualifies to hold an Executive place under d’hondt, nonetheless, SDLP can cling onto that ministry and nominate a replacement for Ms Mallon. What a farce! “Equally, parties now entitled to […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Infrastructure Louth

Commuter Tax-Saver Journey Ticket Needed – Ó Murchú

The issue of a commuter tax-saver journey ticket for those who are hybrid working was raised again with the National Transport Authority (NTA) last week by Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Dundalk TD was speaking as the head of the NTA, Anne Graham, appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee. A committee member, Deputy Ó Murchú […]

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Community Election 2022 Government Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

O’Dowd Thanks Voters

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has thanked all those who came out to vote his party at the recent Assembly election. Mr O’Dowd said :  ‘A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me and Sinn Féin. It is an honour to represent the people of Upper Bann, I will do my very best […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Government Newry Politics South Armagh Stormont

Irwin Victorious in Newry & Armagh

William Irwin MLA has been successful in retaining his seat in Newry & Armagh for the DUP. Speaking after his election on Friday night William said, “I want to thank the 7577 voters who gave me their first preference vote. As before I will pledge to work tirelessly for all the people of Newry & […]