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Infrastructure Newry

Kimmins Calls for Ambitious Road Safety Targets in New Strategy

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins said the Road Safety Strategy must be ambitious to protect people on our roads and save lives. Speaking after party responded to the public consultation on the strategy, the Newry and Armagh MLA said:  “We need to have the right measures in place to improve road safety and reduce the […]

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Infrastructure Politics

Fuel Rip Off! – Workers Party

On a pro rata basis, motorists in Northern Ireland are estimated to have been overcharged by more than £4.5 million pounds last month. Despite the wholesale price of petrol dropping significantly, petrol retailers failed to pass that on at the pumps – ensuring a staggering level of profiteering. Petrol is not the only energy source […]

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Community Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann

Kelly Welcomes Work on £125,000 LED Upgrading Scheme in Lurgan

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed an announcement that work will begin on a £125,000 LED upgrading scheme in Lurgan Town Centre. SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced work will commence on Monday, January 10. The scheme will involve the replacement of the existing lights with a new LED street lighting system […]

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Community Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann

Lurgan Street Lighting Upgrade Welcomed By MP

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Infrastructure that a £125,000 street lighting improvement scheme has been approved for Lurgan Town Centre. Carla Lockhart said: “This is a very welcome investment and will see the installation of LED street lighting across Lurgan town centre. Not only will this […]

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Community Infrastructure Newry

Murphy Announces £16.2million for Albert Basin Park

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced £16.2million for the Albert Basin Park project which will see a city park created in Newry. The funding will come from the first tranche of allocations from the Executive’s City/Growth Deals Complementary Fund. These allocations were agreed as part of the Executive’s draft Budget 2022-25.   Visiting the site of […]

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Health Infrastructure

Ministers Want You to Wear Face Coverings on Public Transport!

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Health Minister Robin Swann are again reminding the travelling public of the importance of wearing face coverings on public transport including buses, trains and the Strangford Ferry. With more people travelling over the festive period, Ministers Mallon and Swann are again appealing for people to do this safely by wearing a […]

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Infrastructure Newry

McNulty Welcomes Progress on Funding for Newry Southern Relief Road

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed progress on funding for the Newry Southern Relief Road. The road, which will provide a new strategic road link on the south of Newry City, between the A1 Dublin Road and the A2 Warrenpoint Road dual-carriageway, is included in the Belfast Region City Deal, of which Newry is a […]

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Infrastructure Lurgan

Kelly Welcomes Funding for Greenway and Active Travel Projects

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed extra funding for greenway and active travel projects in the area.  The additional £2m funding for councils across the North was announced by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon on Tuesday.  The money will go to support the development of active travel schemes and greenway projects over the […]

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Infrastructure Lurgan

Kelly Welcomes Public Consultation on All Island Strategic Rail Review

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed the announcement of a public consultation on the all-island Strategic Rail Review.  The public consultation was announced this week by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Irish Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.  It opened on Monday and seeks to gain insights from stakeholders and the wider public […]

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Armagh Infrastructure

Boylan Encourages People to Have Their Say in Rail Review

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan is encouraging people to engage with the consultation on the all-island strategic rail review.  The Newry and Armagh MLA stated:  “It’s clear that rail has a major role to play in our island’s future for connecting communities and achieving green, sustainable transport. “However, our current network leaves much to be […]