Business Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

MP Welcomes Lidl Investment in Craigavon

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the announcement of a £3.5m investment by Lidl in the Craigavon area is welcome, particularly with the creation of 10 new supermarket jobs and 200 jobs during the construction phase. Carla Lockhart said: “Since entering the Northern Ireland market, Lidl has become a very popular store for many […]

Banbridge Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

DUP – “time to reign in the trolling wild west”

The DUP Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart and Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds have met senior representatives of Twitter UK this afternoon and pressed for answers as to why abusive tweets by anonymous accounts are not removed by the platform.  Carla Lockhart said,  “The tweets against Diane over Christmas are rightly being investigated by the […]

Crime Lurgan Politics Upper Bann

Further Evidence of Collusion-Mackle

Sinn Féin Council Group leader Liam Mackle has said that a report by the Police Ombudsman into the killings of 19 people is further damning evidence of a policy of British state collusion with loyalist paramilitaries during the conflict. Cllr Mackle was speaking after the Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson published the findings of her investigation […]

Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Time For Lockhart to End Brexit Spin – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the most recent report by Manufacturing NI highlights the biggest concern for manufacturers is access to workers and not the Protocol, as our local MP Carla Lockhart would have us believe. The report highlights the priority in the current negotiations must be on finding practical solutions to ensure the […]

Government Lurgan Politics Stormont

We Need to See Intensified EU-UK Negotiations Providing Outcomes – UUP

Following the joint statement from Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and EU Commission Vice–President Maroš Šefčovič, Ulster Unionist Party Leader Doug Beattie MC MLA said: “Whilst it is welcome that Liz Truss and Maroš Šefčovič have had their first face-to-face meeting in a cordial atmosphere, from the 24th January onwards we need to see more intensity and a laser-like […]

Election 2022 Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Kelly Demands Executive Ministers Focus on the Job Not political games!

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has said she is frustrated and angry at the continued threats to stability and delivery from the DUP and Sinn Fein. With just four months of this mandate left, the SDLP is calling for the delivery of the agreed New Decade New Approach commitments. The Upper Bann MLA said: […]

Climate Community Lurgan Upper Bann

Plan Needed to Maximise Lough Neagh Potential- O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has called for a partnership approach to the development of Lough Neagh so that it can reach its full potential as Ireland’s largest freshwater Lough. The Upper Bann MLA said: “Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater Lough in Ireland and supplies the north with 40% of its drinking water. “There isn’t enough being done […]

Armagh Banbridge Community Lurgan Portadown

Walk ABC Challenge: Get Moving and Make a Difference!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is encouraging everyone to join its ‘Walk ABC Challenge’ this January to help raise funds for two local charities, Angel Wishes and Guide Dogs NI. Guaranteed to help you banish those winter blues while doing something good, the challenge will see participants walk, wheel, jog or run […]

Education Election 2022 Lurgan Upper Bann

Education Minister Must Deliver Robust Safety Measures For Schools

The Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, Alliance Upper Bann representative Eóin Tennyson has said. Mr Tennyson said while his party supported an Assembly recall petition to bring the Minister to the chamber, many pupils had already returned without appropriate actions being taken or plans outlined by the Department of Education.  The […]

Community Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Kelly Highlights Knife Crime Concerns After Fatal Stabbing

SDLP Policing Board member Dolores Kelly has expressed concern about the prevalence of knife crime in Northern Ireland after a fatal stabbing in Downpatrick. Mrs Kelly has written to Justice Minister Naomi Long to ask what steps are being taken to address the issue. The latest figures from the PSNI show there were 691 crimes […]