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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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Infant Mental Health Service Celebrates 10 Years

The Southern Trust Infant Mental Health Team, i-CAMHS is marking ten years of service. i-CAMHS was originally set up as part of the Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, as the first in Northern Ireland to directly provide intensive specialist support to children under three years old and their parents or primary care givers. […]

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Adventure Tourism Conference to Take Place in The Mournes

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to act as the main sponsor for Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT) Annual Conference and will host the event in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The conference will take place in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November. […]

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Annalong Man Pleads Guilty to 16 Charges Including Making Indecent Images of Children

Police have welcomed a guilty plea by a 55-year-old man from Annalong at Newry Crown Court, today, Friday 14th October 2022. Martin McCartan pleaded guilty to a total of 16 charges including making indecent images of children and possessing extreme images. Detective Inspector Vasey said: “Following a search of McCartan’s property a number of devices […]

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Children and Young People Encouraged to #BeSafeOnline in New Cyber Safety Campaign

An animated digital campaign to encourage children and young people to stay safe and smart online has been launched by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The aim of the #BeSafeOnline campaign is to raise awareness of responsible and safe use of the internet and social media in our communities. Sometimes being online can leave […]

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As Oil Prices Rise by 140% in South Down, Executive Action is Needed Now More Than Ever! says Brown 

The Alliance Party have again reiterated the need for a functioning Executive and raised concerns that given the significant differences in energy markets between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, support from Westminster is not being properly tailored to people here.  At the start of the month, Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a cap on the […]

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‘Need for Action to Tackle Cost-of-Living Crisis!’- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said action must be taken to tackle the cost-of-living crisis which is placing a huge burden on workers, families and businesses.   Speaking at a Sinn Féin fringe meeting at the British Labour Party conference this evening, the South Down MP said: “The heavy squeeze on household and business […]

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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 […]

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Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Golf Trophy Goes from Strength to Strength

Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Golf Trophy was back in action this summer, with 78 young golfers competing over three days between August 7 and 9 at Kilkeel, Warrenpoint and Royal County Down (Annesley). With temperatures soaring at both Kilkeel and Warrenpoint, participants took part in two different competitions; a Flag Competition for players with […]

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South Down DUP Silent on Councillors Child Sex Grooming Scandal

The South Down DUP has remained silent on the issue of one of its Councillors being charged with alleged child sex grooming. DUP Councillor William Walker has been charged recently by police with alleged child sex grooming. The Newry, Mourne and Down District Councillor who represents the Rowallane DEA was arrested in February on suspicion […]