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Chairperson Hosts Welcome Event For Ukrainian Families

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage hosted a welcome event for Ukrainian families on Tuesday 8 November in the Council Offices, Monaghan Row. The event provided Ukrainian families from across the district with an opportunity to meet with our Chairperson and Council officers, to ask questions and discuss their experiences and […]

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Beware of Well Packaged,Meaningless Change on Protocol!

Speaking on Saturday night in Markethill at the Newry & Armagh TUV annual dinner, Jim Allister warned, in the context of the ongoing talks with the EU, against unionism settling for anything less than the restoration of full U.K. sovereignty over Northern Ireland. “However it is packaged, however it is spun, the litmus test of any ‘deal’ […]

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“Government Must Protect Irish Neutrality.” – Aontú

Aontú Representative Gerard Herdman has called for a referendum on Irish neutrality. “Too many generations of Irish men and women have bled out on foreign soil in the service of foreign Kings and foreign countries. They were used as nothing more than convenient cannon fodder. Hard lessons have forged a determined neutrality into the Irish […]

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Climate Commitments Hollow Without an Executive to Deliver, says Tennyson

Any commitments made to tackle the climate emergency in Northern Ireland are hollow without an Executive to deliver, Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said.    The party’s Climate and Energy Spokesperson was speaking as COP27 gets underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. “Last year, a number of local Ministers attended COP26 in Glasgow talking up their […]

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25% Tariff on Steel Products Entering Northern Ireland

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has written to the Chancellor to request that he suspend the 25% tariff on steel products entering Northern Ireland. The tariff is being introduced as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol, after EU quotas for global imports were exhausted. The DUP MP said: “The impact of this tariff will […]

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The World is Watching as Council Launches 16 New Tourism Experiences

Sixteen new tourism experiences have just been launched in Newry, Mourne and Down thanks to the completion of the Atlantic CultureScape project, adding to the incredible tourism offering already established within the district. The pioneering initiative, which was led by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in collaboration with six other global partners, first launched […]

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The Consumer Council’s Top Travel Tips

The summer travel period is well under way. With recent air and sea travel disruptions in mind, the Consumer Council is helping Northern Ireland holidaymakers prepare for their upcoming journeys with its Top Travel Tips. Richard Williams, Head of Transport at the Consumer Council, said; “This summer many consumers will be looking forward to a […]

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Passport Delays Continue, as MP Advises ‘apply early!’

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has urged anyone requiring a new passport or passport renewal to apply early to avoid disappointment. The DUP representative has been inundated with constituents requests for help in securing passports ahead of travel, with delays in processing continuing to cause problems. Carla Lockhart said: “For several months now the processing […]

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Tory Party Chaos Demonstrates an ‘untrustworthy partner’ Internationally – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard said the Tory party chaos and their actions in Westminster demonstrates they are an untrustworthy partner in Ireland and internationally. Speaking at Westminster, the South Down MP said: “The actions of the Tory party in Westminster have demonstrated they are an untrustworthy partner in Ireland and internationally. “The internal Tory […]

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The Biggest Danger to Democracy in the EU is the Failure to Look After Working People – Ó Murchú

The biggest danger to democracy in the EU is the ‘failure throughout Europe to look after working people and those on the periphery’, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú who again pressed the government to get ready for Irish unity. The Sinn Féin deputy was speaking in the Dáil during statements following the European Council […]