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Hazzard Tells British Secretary of State to Give Clarity on £400 Energy Payment Date

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has challenged the British Secretary of State for clarity on when workers and families will receive the £400 energy support payment. Speaking after meeting Chris Heaton Harris in London today, Chris Hazzard said: “Today, we challenged the British Secretary of State over delays in getting the £400 energy support payment […]

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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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Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Farmer Convicted at Downpatrick Court

Mr Alan Montgomery, Downpatrick Road, Killough, Downpatrick (69) was convicted at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on 07/11/2022 of four charges of causing unnecessary suffering to 16 sheep and 11 lambs, one charge of failure to take such steps as were reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the needs of animals were met, and three charges of […]

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Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Man Arrested Following Downpatrick Burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in Downpatrick on Friday 25th November, have arrested a man. Detective Constable Johnston said: “Shortly before 2:20am, it was reported that two masked men entered at a house in the Malone Park area armed with a wrench. The men demanded money from a woman aged in her 30s, […]

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Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Appeal Following Armed Robbery in Downpatrick

Detectives in Downpatrick are appealing for information and witnesses following an armed robbery at a licensed premises in Downpatrick Street, Crossgar on Monday November 14th. Detective Inspector Duffield said: “Police received a report at 6.45pm that a man entered the shop and pulled a knife from his pocket, demanding money from the female member of […]

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More Needs to Be Done for Animal Welfare, says Brown

Alliance Animal Welfare spokesperson Patrick Brown MLA has raised concerns animal charities are under increasing pressure due to rising costs and lack of effective legislation.  The South Down MLA made the comments following a recent visit to the Cats Protection charity’s Adoption Centre in Belfast. The centre has seen its waiting list to take in […]

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Hazzard Welcomes High Court Ruling on Loyalist Murders and Attacks Across South Down

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has welcomed a High Court ruling on loyalist murders and attacks across South Down which found the state failed to properly investigate and is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. Speaking from the court in Belfast, the South Down MP said: “I welcome today’s ruling by the […]

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Launch of Tender Process for Re-Development of Major Site in Downpatrick

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the launch of the tender process to redevelop a major site in the Irish Street area of Downpatrick. The site includes the former police station building, adjacent buildings and the Irish Street car park. The aim of the scheme is to create an innovative and inclusive place of the […]

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Shamed DUP Child Grooming Councillor Quits Role

DUP Rowallane Councillor William Walker has quit his role as a Councillor for Rowallane following being charged with attempted sexual communication with children. William Walker was suspended from the DUP following his arrest in February but had continued as a Rowallane area representative on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council despite being suspended from the party. […]

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Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Man Assaulted in Downpatrick

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of an assault which occurred in licensed premises in the Church Street area of Downpatrick in the early hours of Sunday, 23rd October. Sergeant Boyle said: “We received a report just after 1.45am that a man in his 20s had been assaulted with a glass bottle by […]