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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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Ulster Unionists Condemn Words of Hate Sung in Co Down Bar

Ulster Unionist Councillor Jill Macauley has described those involved in singing words of hate about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Quinn`s Bar in Newcastle, Co Down as lacking in basic human decency. Councillor Jill Macauley said: “The scenes from Quinn’s Bar in Newcastle are disgusting and reprehensible. It is highly disrespectful. Those involved should […]

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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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Eats and Beats Calls Crowds of Food and Music Fans to Newcastle

Savouring the sounds, tastes and magnificent surroundings of Newry, Mourne and Down’s newest Giant Adventure, huge crowds gathered for the Eats and Beats festival in Newcastle at the weekend. Foodies and music lovers were treated to two food villages and three music stages packed with celebrity chefs, fringe events, live music, family fun, and a […]

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Opportunity for Local SMEs to Meet Key Buyers and Secure New Business

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is calling on local businesses to register for a unique opportunity to showcase their offering to some of Northern Ireland’s largest procurement specialists. The NMD Tender for Growth Meet the Buyer event, which takes place at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle at 9.30am on Thursday 22 September, will […]

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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 […]

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Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Charged With Child Sexual Grooming

DUP Councillor William Walker has been charged 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 of attempting to meet a child following potential sexual grooming. Speaking to Clanrye News and Sport back in February a spokesperson for the […]

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Two Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors Join DUP

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has welcomed two Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors to the Party. Slieve Croob Councillor Alan Lewis and Mournes Councillor Henry Reilly have announced their decision to join the DUP. Sir Jeffrey said, “I am delighted to welcome Alan and Henry to the DUP. They join many other new members […]

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Council Cross Community Fun Day

A Family Fun Day and Cross Community Event organised by Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Areas (DEAs) in partnership with Newcastle Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was held recently in Castlewellan. Visitors were treated to a range of cultural dancing displays which included Ulster Scots, Irish, Chinese and Mexican Dancing. Local children had the opportunity […]