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Election 2022 Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann

Cuts to Rural Transport Should be the Last Stop not the First – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that there must be no further cuts in Translink services for rural areas.  The Upper Bann representative stated: “Once again we see rural transport being targeted for cuts. Why is cutting rural transport Translink’s proposed solution to every problem?   “Our public transport network is vital for connecting people and communities, for tackling social isolation […]

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Community Infrastructure South Armagh

Magennis Says Silverbridge Junction Must Be Made Safe

Sinn Féin Councillor for Slieve Gullion, Oonagh Magennis has said road safety must be improved urgently at the Fords Cross junction in Silverbridge. Councillor Magennis said: “A spate of road accidents at the junction in recent weeks have highlighted the need for improved lighting, signage and road markings at the junction. “Many of these accidents […]

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Election 2022 Government Infrastructure Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Kelly: Threat of Further Fuel Price Increase Causing Real Panic

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has said people across the North will be simply unable to afford a 30% gas price increase.    Mrs Kelly said the continued rise in energy prices amidst the cost of living crisis was causing real panic in communities.  She was speaking after the Utility Regulator warned of the […]

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Election 2022 Government Infrastructure Newry Stormont

Car Tax Penalty Due to MOT Backlog Totally Unfair to Drivers – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has stated that drivers getting Car Tax penalties because of the Vehicle testing backlog is unfair and needs addressed. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “People need a valid MOT in order to tax their vehicle. And while the DVA asks for drivers to contact them if they need an urgent […]

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Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann

Kelly Welcomes Greenway Development Support

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed a programme to provide greenway development support from SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. Minister Mallon has awarded a grant of £50,000 to Sustrans to carry out an assessment of the current state of greenway development across the north and develop a phased programme of greenway delivery in […]

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Infrastructure Newry

Kimmins Presses Minister For a More Ambitious Road Safety Target

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has called on Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to consider strengthening road safety targets for the new Road Safety Strategy to 2030. The Newry and Armagh MLA stated:  “At the Committee for Infrastructure this week I stressed my concern to Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon that in the draft road safety strategy to […]

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Banbridge Infrastructure Upper Bann

Kelly: Let’s Get Rail Banbridge

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly MLA has said that the all-island strategic rail review launched by her party colleague Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon MLA is an unprecedented opportunity to enhance local services and transform how people commute. In response to the review, Mrs Kelly has launched a new campaign called ‘Let’s Get Rail Banbridge’ […]

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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 […]