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Questions Raised Over Albert Basin Park’s Inclusion in Levelling Up Funding

A row has broken out regarding the lack of interest for the Albert Basin Park to be included in Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils “Levelling up” funding application. The “Levelling up” Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and […]

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O’Dowd Welcomes Awarding of Six Road Resurfacing Contracts

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has welcomed the awarding of road resurfacing contracts totalling an annual value of approximately £20million. Phase One of the Department’s interim asphalt resurfacing procurement strategy, which consists of resurfacing contracts for Magherafelt, Omagh, Dungannon, Strabane, Down as well as Newry and Mourne have been awarded.  Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said: “This is […]

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Kimmins Urges DVA to do More to Clear MOT Backlog

Sinn Féin MLA, Liz Kimmins has urged DVA to do more to help clear the backlog facing people applying for an MOT. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “We’ve been contacted by a number of people who have had difficulty in securing an MOT appointment in good time or even at a test centre close […]

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6 month wait for an MOT

The Department of Infrastructure has come under fire regarding long waits for MOTs here in Northern Ireland. Clanrye News and Sport has been approached by a member of the public who indicated that when she booked an MOT in May the closest appointment the lady got was in October. Furthermore the lady who lives in […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Harte Meets Roads Service over Peter McParland Park Safety Concerns

Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte along with Liz Kimmins MLA and Mickey Brady MP met with DFI to highlight serious road safety concerns for children and local residents at Peter McParland Park. The Newry City councillor said: “We met with a DFI engineer and some local residents at Peter McParland park to discuss the serious […]

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Murphy Welcomes Public Works Scheme for Bessbrook

Sinn Féin councillor, Declan Murphy, has welcomed news that a number of public works will be carried out for the regeneration of Bessbrook village. The Sinn Féin councillor explained: “I’ve engaged with other parties and community reps from Bessbrook to help see these works delivered. “We are now able to sign off on a number […]

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DUP Reps Welcome Resurfacing of Lisnisky

Carla Lockhart MP and Councillor Margaret Tinsley have given a warm welcome to the completion of resurfacing works in Lisnisky Walk/Lane and Meadows. Speaking on site, the local DUP MP said: “These resurfacing works have been a long time coming so it is fantastic to reach this point. Both Margaret and I have been pushing […]

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Newry Group Claims Council ” Not Interested in Listening” When It Comes to City Park

There was frustration at a recent meeting of the Park Stakeholders Forum, which was described by one participant as a “sham”. No councillors from Newry attended the meeting, which was chaired by a councillor from Crossmaglen. A spokesperson from Newry 2020, the group behind the campaign for a park, said it was clear that the […]

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McNulty Welcomes Ruling on Casement Park

SDLP Newry & Armagh Justin McNulty has welcomed the ruling that planning permission for the new stadium at Casement Park can proceed. A legal challenge against the planning permission was rejected in the High Court recently.  Mr McNulty said the ruling was a watershed moment for the long-awaited project and he hoped to see work commence as […]

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Narrow Water Bridge Tender Process Welcomed

News that the Narrow Water Bridge tender process has begun is a huge step forward in its delivery, Cllr Michael Savage has said. Councillor Savage praised Taoiseach Micheál Martin and his SDLP colleagues former Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon, former South Down MLA Sinead Bradley and her late father PJ as well as his party colleagues […]