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Windsor Whitewash Not Acceptable at This Stage or Any Stage

Speaking in Lisburn on Thursday evening, TUV leader Jim Allister said any Unionist leader who now or “at some stage” embraces the Windsor Framework would be in flagrant breach of their solemn joint pledge of 28 September 2021. On Ulster Day 2021 all unionist leaders united to pledge:- “affirm our opposition to the Northern Ireland Protocol, […]

Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Tories Brexit Checks Will Damage All-Ireland Tourism – Mason

Sinn Féin MLA Cathy Mason has called on the British Home Office ‘Electronic Travel Authorisation’ requirements to be scrapped. The party’s tourism spokesperson said:   “The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) proposals will create barriers for visitors coming into the north from the south. It should be scrapped. “With around 70% of tourists in the north arriving in Ireland via Dublin, this […]

Business Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont

Increase to Parking Charges is Another Blow to Local Businesses – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the news that car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will be another blow to local traders in the City. The Newry & Armagh MLA said: “The announcement from DFI that on-street car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will leave shoppers and local […]

Campaigns Cost of Living Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

UNISON Asks Where is NI Pay Offer?

Following the announcement of a pay offer to NHS staff in England UNISON’s Health Committee in Northern Ireland is now asking the question when will a pay offer be made to health staff here?  Meeting today Thursday March 16th in emergency session, UNISON’s Industrial Action planning team is asking if new money, promised by the […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

Executive Should Be Restored to Support Families With Childcare – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said more must be done to cut childcare costs for families and remove barriers to employment. Speaking from Washington today the party’s economy spokesperson renewed calls for a restored Executive to support families with childcare. Conor Murphy said: “Childcare is a huge issue for workers and families and can […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont

McGrath Alarmed at Dire Financial Situation Facing Health Service

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said he is alarmed at the dire financial situation facing the health service. He was speaking after attending a Department of Health briefing on Wednesday where significant financial challenges facing the department were outlined. Measures under consideration to raise funds include continuing to charge for car parking at hospitals […]

Community Council Dáil Éireann Government Health Louth Louth County Council Stormont

30 Years and Beyond – CAWT Cross Border Health Partnership Celebrates Anniversary in Co. Louth

A wide range of stakeholders including government representatives from Northern Ireland and Ireland and senior health and social care officials, recently joined staff and former employees of Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) to celebrate the Partnership’s 30th anniversary. CAWT was established in 1992 by a visionary group of health and social care professionals, to improve […]

Community Government Health Stormont

New Bereavement Support Website for NI

Northern Ireland’s Bereavement Network, supported by the Department of Health and working with a wide range of stakeholders from across the HSC and beyond, will establish a new online centralised hub with information and resources for those who have been bereaved. The new website which is set to launch later this year, will bring together […]

Community Constituency Education Government Newcastle South Down Stormont

First Sod Cut on New £28million School in Newcastle

Construction has started on the new £28million Shimna Integrated College in Newcastle. The project represents an investment of over £28million from the Fresh Start Programme and when completed, will provide accommodation for 620 pupils. Dr Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education said: “This is an important day for Shimna Integrated College as […]

Community Constituency Education Government Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont

Road Safety Improvements Secured for Killean Primary School – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed a commitment from DFI to install a number of measures to improve road safety at Killean primary school. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Improving road safety at Killean primary school has been a priority for Sinn Féin and we have worked closely with the school and local […]