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MP Hits Out at ABC Council

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has hit out at ABC Council over their refusal to collect black bags from home owners and businesses following the industrial action. The local MP recently welcomed the end of the strike saying that she was keen for a fair deal for both the workers and the rate payer.  She has […]

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 Normal Bin Collections to Resume for ABC Council Residents

Armagh City, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council has updated bin collection advice for the week commencing Monday 26 September, when normal calendar bin collections will resume for residents following recent industrial action. The latest guidance available to residents is: • To follow their bin collection calendar. • To leave their bin out for collection by […]

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‘Scandalous Tory Budget’ Puts Pressure on Homeowners – Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has condemned the ‘scandalous Tory budget’ which prioritises the super-rich and will not protect or support workers and families struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Speaking after the Tory Chancellor delayed his budget and the Bank of England threatened further hikes in interest rates, which will increase costs […]

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Suspected Arson Attack at House on Armagh Road, Tandragee

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a house on the Armagh Road, Tandragee, in the early hours of Monday 26th September. A report was received from a member of the public at around 4.10am that an outbuilding of a vacant house in the area was on fire. Officers attended along with colleagues from […]

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ABC Council Strike Action Suspended

Joint statement by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Joint Trade Unions (Unite the Union, GMB & NIPSA). Following positive negotiations between Management and the Joint Trade Unions an agreement in principle has been reached and approved by Elected Members, it is agreed to suspend strike action from 0001hrs on Thursday 22 September, […]

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Deal Struck in ABC Council Regarding Ongoing Strike Issues

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council held a Special Hybrid meeting of Council on Tuesday 20 September, at 6.30pm, to approve the conciliation agreement brokered by the Labour Relations Agency (LRA), between management and the Joint Trade Unions (JTUS). Following a vote, elected members approved the proposal for a bespoke local pay offer to […]

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Majority of Elected Reps Back Deal to End ABC Council Strike

The majority of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district Councillors have supported a deal to help bring strike action within the borough to an end. Speaking following the meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle said: “We are delighted that, at tonights council meeting, a majority of councillors supported this deal which will hopefully bring an end […]

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Crucial Meeting Could Bring ABC Strike Action to an End

Sinn Féin Councillor and Group Leader on ABC Council, Liam Mackle, has said all political parties must unite behind pay deal. Speaking in advance of tonights special council meeting – as requested by the Sinn Féin grouping – he said: “Tuesday night is an important night. A crucial vote will take place which could result […]

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Brady Expresses Regret at Decision to Remove Oak Trees

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has expressed regret at the decision to remove a number of Oak trees at the Greenbank in Newry The Newry and Armagh MP said: “Over the last number of months I have met with a number of concerned residents as well as engineers to assess the situation. “I pressed the […]

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Firmus Energy Announces 56.3% Increase!

As announced recently by the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator, continuing increases in global wholesale gas prices are impacting the tariffs of local energy suppliers. As a result of these unprecedented global prices, firmus energy is being forced to announce increases to its natural gas tariffs in the Greater Belfast Network and Ten Towns Network area […]